Advocates demand full benefits for city workers killed by coronavirusMay 4, 2020
Advocates for essential city workers are demanding the municipal employees killed by the coronavirus receive full, line-of-duty death benefits — even if it’s unclear whether they contracted the contagion on the clock or on their own.
With at least 245 city workers dead from the global pandemic so far, union leaders and elected officials are teaming up to demand that cops, firefighters and others who put themselves on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19 be treated as “line of duty” casualties.
“These heroes dedicated their lives to keeping our city safe — taking care of people during the pandemic and well before this crisis,” DiGiacomo said. “The cheers and praise from elected officials are nice, but now they must ensure they take care of the loved ones left behind. With children as young as six months old, these families and the fallen Detectives who were relied upon to serve on the front lines deserve nothing less.”
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