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The MTA will pay a $500,000 lump sum to the families of those who were on the job Feb. 1 or later and died after being infected with the virus.
“We can’t bring back our heroic co-workers but we can make sure their families are taken care of, “ Local 100 President Tony Utano said in a statement. “We will continue to fight in Albany for additional benefits to help the families left behind and to further honor our lost heroes’ great sacrifice to this city and state.”READ MORE: 'I Want A Proper Education': Some NYC Public School Students With Medical Exemptions From In-Person Instruction Feel They're Falling Behind
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Nearly 60 transit workers have died, including three dozen bus and subway employees.MORE NEWS: Mattress Giveaway In Queens Highlights Depth Of Need That Remains 3 Weeks After Ida