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3,500 Federal Workers Collect On Virus Claims; Unions Press for Data

Posted 11/27/20

Since the start of the pandemic, the unions representing hundreds of thousands of essential Federal workers have been unsuccessful in their efforts to get the Trump administration to disclose the number of members sidelined or killed due to their exposure to the coronavirus.

But the Washington Post has uncovered some preliminary data on the heavy toll the virus has taken and it prompted Members of Congress to renew their call for something like the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for essential workers.

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