Our Nation’s 9/11 Heroes Win Permanent Support

Washington, D.C. (July 29, 2019) – Terry O’Sullivan, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today:

LIUNA commends Congress and President Trump for making the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) permanent. Thousands of emergency workers heroically joined in the response and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001. These workers, including LIUNA members, were exposed to a toxic mix of dust and fumes from the collapsed buildings and fires and many now suffer from serious respiratory disease and other health problems.