On April 27, 2010, the Tri-County Regional Labor Council, the third largest labor council in the state of Ohio, endorsed HR 676, national single payer health care legislation sponsored by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI).
John Wagner, Executive Secretary Treasurer, stated that the council supports single payer “Because we believe that it’s the real solution to health care in this country. It is first and foremost the best option for America.” Wagner is from Local 219 of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters.
This regional labor council with headquarters in Akron represents over 46,000 active and retired members in Medina, Summit, and Portage Counties.
Tri-County is the 136th central labor council to endorse HR 676 and the 9th Ohio CLC to endorse. CLC’s in Cleveland, Lorain, Ashtabula, Toledo, Mansfield, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton have previously passed resolutions for HR 676.