Teamsters Local 705 of Chicago has endorsed HR 676, the national single payer health care legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers. The local is among the largest representing over 15,000 members who work in the trucking, moving and shipping industries including United Parcel Services (UPS) in the Chicago area. The bill is still on the…

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One state AFL-CIO is actively trying to build the social movement necessary to pass single payer legislation such as HR 676. The Maine AFL-CIO takes its lead from resolution 34 passed at the September National AFL-CIO convention. Recently, The Maine state AFL-CIO has developed a number of materials, including a power point presentation, leaflets, cost…

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Leo Gerard: I think we should fight for single-payer health care, fight for a principled position Paul Jay speaks to Leo Gerard, President of the United Steelworkers’ union about his fight for single-payer health care reform and the unionization legislation. Gerard says that, “the unions are first and foremost going to be very active in…

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HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation, introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), has picked up three more labor endorsements. Delegates to the 19th Annual Latino Caucus of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), meeting in Allentown, Pennsylvania at the end of September, endorsed HR 676, reports Jose G. Guerrero. In California, the Napa/Solano Central Labor Council…

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Washington, DC–The Communications Workers of America (CWA) is the 20th international union to endorse HR 676, national single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). The endorsement came in a comprehensive resolution on national health care reform that was passed at CWA’s recent 70th Annual Convention in Las Vegas, June 23-25, 2008. Shortly…

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Philadelphia, PA–The Delegates’ Assembly of District 1199C, Philadelphia Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees (AFSCME), voted unanimously October 8th to endorse HR 676, the national single payer health care bill introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D MI). Following the vote 1199C President Henry Nicholas said: “No one has been more out front on single…

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Two local unions in the entertainment industry have endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). In Weehawken, New Jersey, delegates to the District 10 Convention of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) endorsed the Conyers bill, reports Robert Score, a delegate to the convention and Recording Corresponding…

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IUE-CWA Local 201, in Lynn, Massachusetts, has endorsed HR 676, single-payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). Local 201, which represents 2,225 workers at GE Aviation and Veolis Water in Lynn, Ametek Aerospace in Wilmington, plus thousands of retiree lifetime members, voted to endorse HR 676 at its August 20th membership meeting, reports…

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