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    Union Hospitality Workers at Risk of 9/11 Illness

    By Michael Barasch

    There were thousands of hospitality workers in Lower Manhattan on 9/11, many of them members of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union. Evacuated after the terrorist attacks, these workers returned in the following days and weeks to hotels, conference centers, cafeterias, executive dining rooms, and restaurants in the Financial District, Battery Park City, and […]

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    September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Issues July 2022 Report

    By Michael Barasch

    The July 2022 Report from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) reveals that the fund has continued to receive new claims at a rate similar to recent months. The number award determinations reached was lower than normal. A few notable items from the report include: Claims submitted prior to June 2021 are currently receiving award […]

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    Westchester Honors Fallen 9/11 Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    Westchester County recently asked the public to submit the names of people who passed away from 9/11-related illness for a memorial at Kensico Dam. The memorial honors first responders who were deployed to Ground Zero, the Pentagon or the Shanksville, PA, crash site, worked or lived in Westchester County, and died of a 9/11-related illness […]

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  • June 2, 2022

    August Flentje appointed as the interim head of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

    WSHU Public Radio

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  • April 7, 2022

    The head of the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund steps down

    WSHU Public Radio

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  • March 15, 2022

    Biden’s unfinished order on Afghan 9/11 funds

    The Washington Times

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  • March 6, 2022

    More than a dozen Century 21 workers who fought to reopen store after 9/11 are now suffering from Ground Zero illnesses: Two have already died from cancer

    Dailymail.com

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  • March 5, 2022

    Century 21 workers who fought to reopen store after 9/11 now suffering from Ground Zero illnesses

    New York Daily News

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  • September 14, 2021

    Deadly legacy: Exposure to 9/11 toxic dust affects financial district workers

    The Bond Buyer

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  • September 13, 2021

    For Many, 9/11 Lingers in Form of Life-Threatening Illnesses

    The Tablet

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  • September 13, 2021

    9/11 death toll claims continue to grow two decades after attacks

    The Washington Times

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  • September 11, 2021

    9/11 didn’t end on 9/11′: attorney says his clients are still dying 20 years later

    Yahoo! News

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  • September 10, 2021

    Stuyvesant HS student near Ground Zero on 9/11 now NYC teacher with cancer

    New York Post

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  • September 9, 2021

    COVID Death Toll Among 9/11 First Responders and Survivors Nears Grim Milestone

    The City

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    Union Hospitality Workers at Risk of 9/11 Illness

    By Michael Barasch

    There were thousands of hospitality workers in Lower Manhattan on 9/11, many of them members of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union. Evacuated after the terrorist attacks, these workers returned in the following days and weeks to hotels, conference centers, cafeterias, executive dining rooms, and restaurants in the Financial District, Battery Park City, and […]

    Read More
  • Victim Compensation Fund

    September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Issues July 2022 Report

    By Michael Barasch

    The July 2022 Report from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) reveals that the fund has continued to receive new claims at a rate similar to recent months. The number award determinations reached was lower than normal. A few notable items from the report include: Claims submitted prior to June 2021 are currently receiving award […]

    Read More
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    Westchester Honors Fallen 9/11 Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    Westchester County recently asked the public to submit the names of people who passed away from 9/11-related illness for a memorial at Kensico Dam. The memorial honors first responders who were deployed to Ground Zero, the Pentagon or the Shanksville, PA, crash site, worked or lived in Westchester County, and died of a 9/11-related illness […]

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  • Victim Compensation FundWTC Health ProgramZadroga Act

    Call on Congress to Fully Fund 9/11 Health Care

    By Michael Barasch

    There are currently 117,000 9/11 first responders and survivors enrolled in the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program – most of them union members. The program offers free health care for chronic health conditions resulting from exposure to Ground Zero toxins, including cancer, respiratory and aerodigestive illnesses, acute traumatic injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, and mental health […]

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    World Trade Center Health Program to Switch Providers August 1

    By Michael Barasch

    Starting August 1, 9/11 first responders and survivors enrolled in the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program will have a new Nationwide Provider Network (NPN): Managed Care Advisors (MCA) Sedgwick. MCA-Sedgwick will replace Logistics Health Incorporated (LHI). The transition to MCA-Sedgwick occurs after many WTC Health Program members complained about difficulties accessing medical care through […]

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    Many 9/11 Contract Workers Still Unaware of Health Care and Compensation Available

    By Michael Barasch

    Thousands of contract workers involved in search-and-rescue and rebuilding and working at other jobs in Lower Manhattan or parts of Brooklyn on or after 9/11 are eligible for free health care or compensation – but are still unaware of their rights. These contractors – sometimes known as 1099, per diem, or gig employees – worked […]

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