EMS workers with 9/11-related illnesses call for unlimited, paid sick leave

New York City unions representing more than 4,700 emergency medical personnel called on Mayor de Blasio for unlimited sick leave for EMS workers suffering from World Trade Center-related illnesses.

FDNY firefighters, NYPD and other workers receive this benefit, but not EMS workers, writes Alison Fox for AMNY.

De Blasio responded with a statement saying, “New Yorkers who responded to the attacks on 9/11 and its aftermath are heroes. Their service helped us rebound stronger and more resilient than ever. I am committed to working with these brave men and women to get them the help they are owed by our city. I am confident we’ll find a solution that fully honors their service and sacrifices.”

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