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Michael Barasch Interviewed on LaborPress “Blue Collar Buzz”

October 25, 2016 | Michael Barasch

Attorney Michael Barasch, Managing Partner of the law firm Barasch & McGarry, and Richard Alles, former legislative director for the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, report that the last three years have seen a three-fold increase in 9/11-linked cancers. The October 25, 2016 Edition of the Labor Press’ “Blue Collar Buzz” radio show highlighted their ongoing efforts to reach all those still eligible for benefits provided through the 9/11 Zadroga Health & Compensation Act. 68 cancers have been linked to the WTC toxic dust. There are strict time deadlines to register.

The Zadroga Health & Compensation Act provides health care and compensation not just for the first responders such as the firefighters, police officers and EMT’s. Downtown residents and office workers are also eligible. In addition, all construction workers who participated in the recovery operation are eligible for health care and compensation. This includes iron workers, laborers, operating engineers, carpenters, electricians, sanitation workers, correction officers, Verizon and Con Ed workers.

The Government has set aside more than $10 Billion for construction workers and first responders, as well as local residents and office workers who lived or worked south of Canal Street from 9/11/01 to 5/30/02. All are eligible for free medical care and compensation.

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