News & Updates


October 21, 2018 -- am NY -- Civilian 9/11 responders need more sick leave, says Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
The mayor’s office said it is currently in talks with unions to “provide these heroes with the paid sick leave they deserve.”

October 20, 2018 -- NY Daily News -- Help ’em out! Officials pressuring mayor to approve unlimited sick leave for all city employees with 9/11 illnesses
City officials are joining a growing chorus demanding Mayor de Blasio approve unlimited sick time for all city employees who helped in the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero…

October 19, 2018 -- DC 37 -- Remembering our fallen heroes
DC 37 leaders and staff gathered in front of union headquarters to remember the four union members who gave their lives in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

October 18, 2018 -- Michael McAuliff -- 9/11 Responders Don’t Plan On Letting Congress Stiff Them, This Time
If there’s one thing 9/11 responders have learned over the last decade and a half, it’s that Congress won’t do anything to soothe the illness and tragedy that is still unfolding…

October 18, 2018 -- NCBI -- Risk factors for post-9/11 chronic rhinosinusitis in Fire Department of the City of New York workers
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) has high socioeconomic burden but underexplored risk factors.

October 18, 2018 -- NY Daily News -- Help the heroes: Every representative from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut must back the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
When the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund — which aids the victims and heroes who suffered the toxic effects of the World Trade Center’s destruction — passed Congress in 2010…

October 17, 2018 -- Chief -- Council Speaker Joins Proponents Of Unlimited Sick Leave for 9/11 Work
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson Oct. 17 called for the extension of unlimited sick leave to all civilian city workers now battling World Trade Center-related health issues…

October 17, 2018 -- NY Daily News -- EXCLUSIVE: Working while dying — NYPD employee with 9/11-related cancer forced to work after exhausting her sick days
NYPD civilian traffic agent Linda Mercer is among the hundreds of city workers who labored at Ground Zero in the bleak days after 9/11 — and years later, fell ill with a terminal illness.

October 16, 2018 -- Carolyn B. Maloney -- Maloney to Speak at 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Workshop, Call for Congress to Take Quick Action to Fully Fund and Permanently Renew the VCF
Event hosted by Mount Sinai, 9/11 Health Watch and 9/11 WTC Health Program to help survivors and families navigate the VCF claims process

October 16, 2018 -- Ripon Advance -- Gardner, Lance introduce bipartisan bills to permanently fund support for 9/11 victims
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) are original cosponsors of new bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would extend authorization…