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Nevada AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of September 11

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Las Vegas, Nev. — Twenty years ago today, the September 11th terrorist attacks took the lives of nearly 3,000 people. Of those, 412 were emergency workers in New York City, including 343 firefighters of the New York City Fire Department, 37 police officers of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, and 23 police officers of the New York City Police Department. Since the day of the attacks, more than 200 International Association of Fire Fighters members have died from 9/11-related illnesses.

The Nevada State AFL-CIO’s Executive Secretary-Treasurer Susie Martinez issued the following statement to honor those lives lost during and after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:

“Today is a solemn anniversary of a day that has forever changed the course of our country and the lives of so many families across our nation. On this anniversary, we must take time to remember those who lost their lives, including many of our brave first responders, hundreds of whom were union members, who left for work never to return home.

In the aftermath of the attacks, our union brothers and sisters of the building and construction trades in New York City went to work to rebuild the city. Workers from across a wide spectrum of trades used their skills to assist their neighbors and move our nation forward. We honor this tireless work today, and every day, in the fight for workers rights and dignity.

As we reflect on this day and the union members who sprung into action, we must remember the bravery, dedication and sacrifice of those workers who bravely put their health and safety at risk both on that day 20 years ago and in the years to follow.”