Thank you to everyone in labor and the community who came last night to the 9/11 Health Watch event! Your efforts and commitment to help raise funds for the fight to http://ift.tt/1wEQVP2 for thousands of responders and survivors facing health problems is inspiring.
Here is a great one to share with all your friends about why unions and the contracts they fight for are so important!
Via our friends at Unions 4 Workers http://ift.tt/1sYinVb
"Today, we remember those we lost in the terrorist attacks thirteen years ago. And, we honor the survivors and the heroic responders who continue to suffer as a result of 9/11. The New York State AFL-CIO is committed to ensuring that all who risked their lives that day and in the aftermath receive the care they deserve, now and for as long as they need it. We will work diligently to ensure that the vital compensation and health care programs created by the Zadroga Act are reauthorized and funded. We will never forget 9/11 and those that sacrificed for us; the Labor Movement embraces that sacred duty with pride and passion." - Mario Cilento, President of the New York State AFL-CIO
“Following September 11th, there was no progressive or conservative, left or right, we were all simply New Yorkers, committed to helping one another overcome a challenge, the likes of which we had never seen before,” said Mario Cilento, President of the New York State AFL-CIO. “We join here today, with that same resolve to take care of the responders and survivors who have given so much, and who continue to bear the burden of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center. Together, we will succeed once again in securing federal reauthorization and funding for the desperately needed programs created by the Zadroga Act.”