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Press Releases

For Release June 23, 2015

Statement from Steve Cassidy, UFA President on de Blasio Administration Rejecting Legislative Deal in Albany Giving Real Disability Protections to NY City Firefighters - Decision Will Force FDNY Firefighters to Survive on $27/Day if Permanently Disabled

“We are very disappointed by the outcome of this long fight that the UFA has led on behalf of more than 1,400 of the FDNY’s newest firefighters.  We have argued vigorously from the start that all New York City Firefighters should have the same disability protections, because all risk their lives equally.  What remains true is that newer firefighters permanently disabled in the line of duty will be forced to survive in one of America’s most expensive cities on a disgraceful $27 per day.”

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