Public Employee PressLocal helps member after her son dies
Eddie Rodriguez, left, president of Clerical-Administrative Employees Local 1549, presents member Yulissa Fabian with a check from the local union's catastrophic fund on Jan. 7.
Fabian's 23-year-old son Eddie Perez died eight days after suffering severe injuries in an apparent arson on Nov. 8 in his apartment at the DeWitt Clinton public housing complex in East Harlem.
Accompanying Rodriguez and Fabian are, from left, Local 1549 3rd Vice President Alvin Williams, Grievance Rep Efrain Perez, Local 1549 Secretary-Treasurer Gerald Johnson, Local 1549 Executive Vice President Alma G. Roper and Local 1549 2nd Vice President Ralph Palladino.
"All of us in the local are deeply saddened by the tragedy that Fabian has experienced," Rodriguez said. "As a union family, we wish to offer our support as she copes with her loss."