S.F. Supervisor Aiming To Give Firefighters With Job-Related Illnesses Ability To Collect Workers’ Comp
David Chiu, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, is drafting a law that would allow firefighters in the city access to workers' compensation and early retirement benefits if they have work-related illnesses, such as cancer or heart disease. Tom O'Connor, head of the union that represents firefighters in San Francisco, said firefighters with work-related illnesses currently can only collect a full paycheck when they reach retirement age. San Francisco Chronicle.
- "S.F. Firefighter's New Battle: Proving Cancer Is Job-Related" (Lagos, San Francisco Chronicle, 3/26).