At its regular meeting on March 7, 2011, the Owensboro Area Central Labor Council endorsed HR 676, the national single payer legislation reintroduced into the 112th Congress by Congressman John Conyers (D. MI).
The council covers workers in Daviess, Hancock, Ohio, and McLean Counties in Kentucky. Donna Haynes, CLC President, stated: “We support this and I have encouraged the support to protect our members, their families, and all Americans. If we don’t offer affordable, adequate health care to all Americans, we will become worse off than the third world countries.”
Haynes is also Vice President of Power Industry Local 1701 of the IBEW and works at the Big Rivers Electric in Hawesville, Kentucky.
Owensboro is the 137th CLC to endorse HR 676.
In the current Congress, HR 676 has 39 co-sponsors in addition to Conyers.
From Unions for Single Payer.