Tag: 9/11

Union Advocates Fight To Expand 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund As Deadline Looms
Building Trades, Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, National, topslot

Union Advocates Fight To Expand 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund As Deadline Looms

New York, NY – Union members were out in full force on Wednesday near the 9/11 Memorial Park to rally in support of the Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act, a piece of legislation that would extend financial benefits to survivors and first responders who lived, worked,…

17 Years Later, WTC Health Crisis Deepens
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

17 Years Later, WTC Health Crisis Deepens

Editor’s Note: The following report comes via WBGO.org To hear Bob Hennelly’s investigative piece, click here. It has been seventeen years since the September 11th attack and from all outward signs it appears that lower Manhattan, the physical place, has fully rebounded and that history has moved on. But thousands of 9-11 first responders and survivors are…

This Week’s Buzz: #CountMeIn Up Close; Inside MSG; NYSNA Safe Staffing Push; Help For 9/11 First-Responders
Blue Collar Buzz, Building Trades, Entertainment, Features, National

This Week’s Buzz: #CountMeIn Up Close; Inside MSG; NYSNA Safe Staffing Push; Help For 9/11 First-Responders

New York, NY – On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz members of the #CountMeIn Movement talk about the fight to preserve good middle class jobs in NYC’s construction industry — and what the outcome of that battle means for the rest of the country at large; Chief Labor Reporter Bob Hennelly talks more about…