CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at 1356.cupe.ca This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Big Cost Increase Is Predicted to Treat Ground Zero Workers

The New York Times
July 18, 2007
Big Cost Increase Is Predicted to Treat Ground Zero Workers
By ANTHONY DePALMA

New federal planning documents suggest that the money needed to treat ailing ground zero workers could soar to $20 million a month by the end of this year, up from about $6 million a month now.

The documents, prepared by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, present one of the most comprehensive cost estimates of ground zero health issues. They project that costs will rise because the number of recovery workers getting sick is increasing, and their illnesses are becoming more severe.

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