Mar 13, 2014
The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, NYCOSH, wants to make sure that responders and survivors of 9/11 get the screenings and health treatments they're entitled to receive.
CWA, other unions and public interest groups pushed for legislation to establish the World Trade Center Health Program that provides screening and other health benefits for students and residents of NYC in lower Manhattan in the area of the World Trade Centers, and for responders and workers, including hundreds of CWA members. The measure was named in honor of Detective James Zadroga, who died of a respiratory disease after participating in rescue and recovery operations at Ground Zero.
Since the 9/11 attacks, more than 1,100 people who were at or near the Trade Center between 9/11 and July 2002 have been diagnosed with cancers, respiratory disease, digestive ailments, mental health problems and other illness.
If you were there, you deserve care. To apply for these special health benefits, go to www.nycosh.org/wtc or call 855-4WTC-AID. Information is available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Polish at http://nycosh.org/wtc. NYCOSH is an independent voice working with the union movement and others for safe and healthy workplaces.