WTC civilian disability bill doesn’t get a vote

The NY State Senate adjourned for the year without voting on a bill that would have granted civilian public employees who suffer from illnesses related to their work at the site of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist attack the disability pension their uniformed colleagues got years ago, reports Bob Hennelly in the The Chief-Leader.

The number of workers affected could be as high as 15,000.

“This will be at the top of my agenda in the next session,” State Sen. Martin Golden told the reporter. “These civilian workers for DC 37 and TWU Local 100 did the work down at the World Trade Center that got them sick. The country owes them this. A week does not go by without a funeral for those that did not hesitate to go down there.”

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