Two dozen city workers put on unlimited sick leave: officials

Twenty-four city workers with World Trade Center-related illnesses have finally been granted unlimited sick leave, after dealing with unnecessary delays by politicians and bureaucracy, reports Thomas Tracy for the New York Daily News.

Governor Cuomo signed a bill granting unlimited paid sick leave to state employees sick from 9/11 in 2017. The benefit only applied outside of New York City. Mayor de Blasio decided on a union-by-union approach. About nine unions with members sick from their time at the World Trade Center still do not have sick leave agreements with NYC.

“We keep telling the city that we need unlimited sick leave and the mayor’s office says that’s on their agenda,” Syed Rahim, president of Local 1182, representing traffic enforcement agents, told reporters.

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