Among the half a million people exposed to Ground Zero toxins in Lower Manhattan on and after 9/11 were hundreds of union members who worked at three New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) sites near the East River – less than a mile from the World Trade Center site.
As a result of their toxic exposure, NYCHA staff who worked at the Smith Houses, the Rutgers Houses, and part of the La Guardia Houses – most of them members of Teamsters Local 237 – have a higher risk of developing 68 types of cancer and many respiratory illnesses.
If you were there, join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, May 4 at 5:00 p.m. to learn about the health care resources and compensation available if you develop a 9/11-related illness. Register here: www.911victims.com/nyarng
Local 237 workers and other union members played a vital role in keeping NYCHA residents safe, including many older adults, in the difficult months after 9/11.
With a coalition of labor unions and 9/11 advocacy groups, NYCHA workers persuaded the federal government to create the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), providing free, comprehensive medical care for 9/11-related illnesses and tax-free awards for pain and suffering, lost earnings, and benefits for surviving spouses and family members.
Yet even today, many NYCHA staff members who are eligible have not enrolled in the WTC Health Program or registered with the 9/11 VCF.
We have a duty to inform them about their right to access health care and compensation.
If you were in Lower Manhattan on 9/11 or during the 8 following months, you are eligible to enroll – even if you are currently healthy.
Barasch & McGarry, Lawyers for the 9/11 Community, which represents 30,000 members of the 9/11 community, has proudly advocated for union members for more than twenty-five years.
Remember to join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, May 4 at 5:00 p.m. to learn about the health care resources and compensation available to you.
RSVP at www.911victims.com/nyarng.