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    D.C. 37 Members Eligible for 9/11 Benefits

    By Michael Barasch

    Tens of thousands of union workers – many of them members of D.C. 37 – helped evacuate Lower Manhattan after 9/11.  NY Social Service members from Local 371, NYC Board of Education members from Local 372, NYC Construction Laborers from Local 376, NYC Motor Vehicle Operators from Local 983, and Court Employees (Local 1070) participated […]

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    Labor Day and the Anniversary of 9/11

    By Michael Barasch

    As we celebrate Labor Day and honor the anniversary of 9/11, we should remember that the story of the 9/11 community has been defined by the contributions of labor unions and their members. There were the first responders who, arriving within seconds of the attack, risked and too often lost their lives helping thousands of […]

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    COVID-19 Still Threatens Union Workers in the 9/11 Community

    By Michael Barasch

    COVID-19 continues to threaten 9/11 responders and survivors who were diagnosed with cancer or respiratory illness from their exposure to Ground Zero toxins. Many of the people at risk are union members – first responders deployed to the World Trade Center area and workers who returned to office buildings, classrooms, and job sites in Lower […]

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    Union Responders Organized to Create the Zadroga Act

    By Michael Barasch

    After NYPD Detective James Zadroga passed away in 2006, the campaign to secure health care and compensation for people sick from exposure to Ground Zero toxins continued to build. A Barasch & McGarry client and Detectives Endowment Association (DEA) member, Zadroga’s passing demonstrated that – despite claims by government officials – the air near Ground […]

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    Women of Organized Labor at Risk for 9/11-Related Illnesses

    By Michael Barasch

    On and after 9/11, more than 200,000 women – many of them union members – were exposed to Ground Zero toxins, increasing their risk of developing 68 types of cancer and many respiratory illnesses. These union members include both first responders and survivors, such as educators, medical professionals, and workers at federal, state, and local […]

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    Sick Ground Zero Workers Win $53 Million Settlement

    By Michael Barasch

    More than 80 union workers who helped Ground Zero cleanup have received a settlement worth $53.8 million. The workers are all suffering from lingering health issues after working around Ground Zero in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and breathing in the toxic dust that had settled in the area after the […]

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