Labor Outreach Committee



  • Make contact with Illinois labor groups with the goal of finding ways to work together toward a single-payer health care system in Illinois and the US
  • Educate Illinois labor groups about single-payer health care
  • Educate Illinois single-payer activists about health system issues that are important to working people
  • Promote Illinois labor activists' membership and leadership in ISPC
  • Develop and propose within ISPC policies and actions that further collaboration between labor and single-payer activists




Members (affiliations listed for identification only):

Bill Bianchi, Chicago; ISPC representative to Chicago Jobs with Justice (CJwJ)

Mike Brennan, Chicago; American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Illinois Retirees, Sub-Chapter 60

Pam Gronemeyer, Glen Carbon

Alexandra Halaby, Carbondale, formerly a member of Communication Workers of America

HJ James, Chicago 

Cathleen Jensen, Chicago; Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 73

David Johnson, Champaign; Champaign County Central Labor Council; ISPC representative to Central Illinois Jobs with Justice

Mark Johnson, Chicago; University Professionals of Illinios, IFT, AFT

Hale Landes, Naperville, Chair;  International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 134; ISPC representative to Northern Illibois Jobs with Justice

Simon Piller, Chicago; Doctors Council, SEIU

Jim Rhodes, Chicago

Johanna Ryan, Berwyn

Anne Scheetz, Chicago; PNHP representative to CJwJ, Community Co-chair of CJwJ Solidarity Committee

Amy Seidenbecker, Chicago; AFSCME Local 2858

Sean Zolfo, Chicago



Committee members communicate by email, and meet in person and/or by conference call as needed.


New members:

The Labor Outreach Committee welcomes any ISPC member who is interested in working toward our goals. Contact Hale Landes as above.


Sample Resolutions:

  • Click here for a sample resolution in support of HR 676, from Unions for Single Payer Health Care.
  • Click here for a sample resolution in support of singe-payer at the state and national levels from the Labor Campaignn for Single Payer.
  • The complete text of a resolution in support of HR 676, by UAW Local 551, is included in this press release. 


Other resources:

  • A list of labor and other organizations that support Expanded and Improved Medicare for All (single-payer universal health care).
  • Click here for an list of talking points for labor on single-payer health care.
  • Click here for a list of talking points for labor on Obamacare (PPACA).
  • Labor disputes over health benefits, Illinois, beginning in 2014 and updated periodically, here; 2018 here
  • Many articles on our website deal with topics relevant to labor and health care, in Illinois and in general. You can use the "search" function to find articles on employer sponsored health insurance, labor disputes, Taft-Hartley plans, wellness plans, workers' comp, dependent coverage, and other topics.
  • Important resources available on other websites here


Labor Outreach Committee activism resources here.

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