Governor Pataki Signs Stroke Presumption Bill
The UFA Executive Board is proud to announce that Governor Pataki signed the Stroke Presumption Bill for New York City Firefighters. This bill was the number one priority on the UFA's legislative agenda. Despite fierce opposition from Mayor Bloomberg, the UFA prevailed in its argument that Firefighters that suffer from strokes are entitled to accidental disability benefits due to the higher rate of strokes amongst Firefighters. More information on this bill will follow in the next issue of Fire Lines and will also be posted on the UFA Web site at www.ufanyc.org.
Stephen J. Cassidy
Joseph A. Miccio