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In the editorial on page 3 we suggest contributions to working people affected by the September 11 disaster. Out of 1,200 janitors from Local 32BJ of the SEIU who worked at the World Trade Center more than 100 were killed or are missing. Send checks made out to "SEIU September 11 Fund" c/o SEIU International September 11 Fund, 1313 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20005. Another fund for victims of the Trade Center attack is the NYC Central Labor Council Disaster Fund (to whom checks should be made out), 386 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016.

Update [September 27 (October 10 issue)]

: Contrary to our report last week, twenty-six members of SEIU's Local 32-BJ were killed at the World Trade Center. Fifty members of HERE died, and thousands more were thrown out of work. Send donations to: HERE New York Assistance Fund, Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012.

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