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unions and health care reform

Lady Dulcinea del Toboso:
Thank you for your generous words and for your question. I prefer the tactic of recruiting people before recruiting politicians. Union endorsement of single payer at all levels is by now nearly universal. This has not stood in the way of union leaders and members working for non-single payer politicians and bills. Those endorsements will mean something only when the issue of health reform becomes an issue the membership is ready to work for. This won't happen through directives from the AFL-CIO to contact your congressperson. People know more about single payer now providing a base that an educational effort can build on. Insurers, hospitals, and politicians can be targeted by rallies and the issue can even become part of union bargaining.
Don Quixote de la Mancha


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