Daily News 10/23/18: DeBlasio Pledges to Give Unlimited Sick Leave to Civilian Employees Affected by 9/11

De Blasio agrees to provide unlimited sick leave to city employees suffering from 9/11 illness

De Blasio agrees to provide unlimited sick leave to city employees suffering from 9/11 illness
City Hall has agreed to give civilian employees suffering from a 9/11 related illness unlimited sick leave, the Daily News has learned. (Todd Maisel/New York Daily News)

Finally!

Mayor de Blasio on Tuesday caved to pressure brought on by 9/11 survivor advocates and the Daily News and promised to secure unlimited sick time to all city employees who helped in the rescue and recovery efforts in Ground Zero — and are now paying for it with their lives.

 

Hizzoner approved the special sick leave for one of the city’s largest unions on Tuesday as a rally was held on the City Hall steps demanding he put all city employees who responded to 9/11 on the same footing as first responders police officers and firefighters.

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