The Board of Directors of the Somerville Teachers Association (STA) voted to endorse HR 676 at its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 7.
“Health care reform is finally on the national agenda,” said Linda Vitiello, President of the Somerville Teachers Association. “We are excited to be part of a national grassroots movement for Medicare for All and H.R. 676 and to join with so many other labor organizations that support it.”
“Winning reforms that will work for everyone should be the government’s highest priority,” Vitiello added. “For over 40 years Medicare has proven its effectiveness with seniors and the disabled. Improving and expanding it to cover everyone is the most common sense solution to the health care crisis.”
The Somerville Teachers Association has over 700 members who work as teachers, paraprofessionals and adult educators. For more info visit www.somervilleteachers.com.
H.R. 676 has been endorsed by 504 union organizations in 49 states including 125 Central Labor Councils and Area Labor Federations and 39 state AFL-CIO’s.
The Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare was formed at a meeting attended by over 150 representatives from labor organizations in 31 states that have endorsed HR 676. We believe that the struggle for universal, single-payer health care needs labor’s dynamic grassroots involvement. Learn more at: www.LaborForSinglepayer.org