Pennsylvania and Illinois Faculty Unions Endorse HR 676
Two faculty unions affiliated with the National Education Association (NEA) have endorsed HR 676, single payer healthcare legislation introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).
In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the Legislative Assembly of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) voted overwhelmingly to endorse HR 676. ASPCUF represents 6,000 faculty members at the fourteen public university campuses across Pennsylvania. Seth Kahn, Grievance Chair at West Chester University, said: “APSCUF recognizes the importance of single-payer healthcare for unions everywhere. We are pleased to offer our strong endorsement.”
In Chicago, Illinois, the Executive Board of the Roosevelt University Adjunct Faculty Organization (RAFO) also voted to endorse HR 676 reports LuAnn Swartzlander, RAFO President. RAFO is affiliated with the Illinois Education Association (IEA) and the NEA.