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Transit Workers Union Wants More Recognition At 9-11 Museum

A child reaches out to touch a flower adorning the Sept. 11 memorial on the name of a veteran killed in the 2001 terror attacks. For today's generation of kids, 9/11 is a history lesson.
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A child reaches out to touch a flower adorning the Sept. 11 memorial on the name of a veteran killed in the 2001 terror attacks. For today's generation of kids, 9/11 is a history lesson.

The union representing New York City transit workers wants better recognition for their response to the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks.

The Transport Workers Union started an online petition requesting the 9-11 Memorial and Museum recognize the work of transit workers through an exhibit. TWU President Tony Utano says three thousand transit workers responded to the 9-11 attacks by removing debris, cutting steel and doing other work at Ground Zero.

“But we never get recognized. Case and point. They have a museum and they don’t even have our vest in there. They have nothing of transit workers.”

The 9-11 Memorial And Museum says they do have a couple donations from the MTA and that the Transport Workers Union is included in the unions involved in the recovery efforts.