UMWA Joins Labor Groups Endorsing Single Payer National Health Care – 07/24/08
By Doug Cunningham
The United Mine Workers of America has endorsed a single-payer universal national health care system for the U.S. The mine worker’s union has joined more than 440 other labor organizations in backing the bill sponsored by Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat from Michigan. UMWA President Cecil Roberts.
[Roberts]: “When George Bush gets sick who pays for that? Aw come on, who pays for that?
[Crowd]: “We do!”)
“When ol’ Dick Cheney gets sick who pays for that?”
[Crowd]: “We Do!”)
“When Condaleeza Rice gets sick, who pays for that?”