The Greater Springfield Area Central Labor Council has endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation
introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).
The Springfield Council is the 120th central labor council to endorse HR 676.
The Council’s resolution stated, “Administrative waste stemming from our reliance on private insurers consumes one-third of health spending,” and Bradley Stokes, Council President, added, “We recognize everyone in
America deserves access to affordable quality health care and strongly feel HR 676 can provide this.”
The Greater Springfield Area Council represents 10,000 working men and women in Southwest Missouri. Stokes is the Business Manager/Financial Secretary of IBEW Local 753.
HR 676 has been endorsed by 485 union organizations in 49 states including 120 Central Labor Councils and Area Labor Federations and 39 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, NY, NV & MA).
For further information, a list of union endorsers, or a sample endorsement resolution, contact:
All Unions Committee For Single Payer Health Care–HR 676
c/o Nurses Professional Organization (NPO)
1169 Eastern Parkway, Suite 2218
Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 636 1551