Local Lodge 1635 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) has endorsed HR 676, national single payer health care legislation, sponsored by Congressman John Conyers (D MI). The bill is named the “Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act.”
Jessica Morris, Recording Secretary, reports that the local lodge took this action “because a single payer option is the best way to ensure access for health care for all.” The local is a Transport Lodge representing 450 members who work for a number of airlines in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Morris says that the union is looking forward to hearing from James Besante, a medical student and member of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), who will speak on single payer at the upcoming meeting on March 13, 2014.
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