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 council is the third one in Tennessee to endorse HR 676. The Knoxville-Oak Ridge Area and the Nashville and Middle Tennessee labor councils, as well as the Tennessee AFL-CIO, did so earlier.
HR 676 would institute a single payer health care system by expanding a greatly improved Medicare to everyone residing in the U.S.
In the current Congress, HR 676 has 76 co-sponsors in addition to Conyers.
HR 676 has been endorsed by 593 union organizations including 142 Central Labor Councils and Area Labor Federations and 40 state AFL-CIO’s (KY, PA, CT, OH, DE, ND, WA, SC, WY, VT, FL, WI, WV, SD, NC, MO, MN, ME, AR, MD-DC, TX, IA, AZ, TN, OR, GA, OK, KS, CO, IN, AL, CA, AK, MI, MT, NE, NJ, NY, NV
For further information, a list of union endorsers, or a sample endorsement resolution, go to UnionsForSinglePayer.org.