From All Unions for Single Payer – The just concluded AFL-CIO convention reaffirmed its commitment to a single payer health care system while demanding that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) be fixed to protect Taft-Hartley (multiemployer) plans, to end the excise tax, to make employers cover workers who average 20 hours a week, to require…

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From UnionsForSinglePayer.org – Irvin Calliste, President, Memphis AFL-CIO Labor Council, reports that the council has endorsed HR 676, national single payer health care legislation sponsored by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen is one of the 76 co-sponsors of this legislation which is also called “Expanded and Improved Medicare for All.” The Memphis…

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By the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Healthcare – Stating that, “The fight to reform our nation’s healthcare system has only just begun,” AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker declared the Federation’s support for companion single-payer Bills submitted by Senator Sanders and Congressman McDermott. The Bills provide every American with affordable and comprehensive health care…

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From National Nurses United – On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., EDT, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA), will hold a joint news conference at the Senate Swamp to announce the introduction of the American Health Security Act of 2011 (the Act). The Act establishes a national healthcare program that…

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“The Pennyrile Area Central Labor Council endorses HR 676” reports Betty Robertson, Treasurer of the council in Hopkinsville in western Kentucky not far from the Tennessee border. With this endorsement all eight of Kentucky’s CLC’s have endorsed HR 676. Betty Robertson had much more to say: “We feel that Americans must fight for better health…

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by Matt Schlobohm, Public Policy & Poltical Mobilization Director, Maine AFL-CIO, and Charlie Urquhart, Organizer, Maine Labor Group on Health On Friday October 23, 2009 the delegates at the Maine AFL-CIO’s 27th Biennial Convention unanimously passed a resolution calling on the AFL-CIO to convene, after the current healthcare reform process in Congress concludes, a democratic…

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Unanimous Vote for Medicare-for-All Reform PITTSBURGH – In a historic vote that adds the nation’s leading voice of American workers to a broad national campaign, the AFL-CIO voted unanimously at its national convention here today to endorse the enactment of single-payer, universal healthcare for all Americans. The resolution was sponsored by the California Nurses Association/National…

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By Rose Ann DeMoro for the Cleveland Plain Dealer – From the fabricated “death panels” scares to the traumatized seniors urging legislators to keep the government’s hands “off my Medicare,” it’s apparent that the health care debate has lurched off the rails. We’ve lost sight of families like Nathan Wilkes’ who, introducing President Barack Obama…

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The 53rd Annual Montana AFL-CIO State Convention reaffirmed its previous endorsement of HR 676, single payer health care legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). The Montana AFL-CIO endorsed HR 676 for the first time at its 2008 Convention. This year’s Convention resolution resolved “that the Montana State AFL-CIO reaffirms its endorsement of and commitment…

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