Unions

Unions

Overview

In recent years, especially since the problems associated with asbestos in the workplace have come to light, trade unions have stood behind those individuals stricken with asbestos cancer disease, including mesothelioma. These unions have rallied for the rights of workers who were unknowingly exposed to asbestos on-the-job.

Asbestos Cover Up

As early as the 1930s, executives at companies where asbestos was used daily were already covering up the fact that employees were being sickened and dying from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

Asbestos Legislation

Forty to fifty years ago, most unions were not successful in their fight against asbestos exposure issues. Today, however, some of the country's largest and most powerful trade and labor unions are making strides in the fight for fair compensation for those sickened by asbestos-related diseases like asbestosis and mesothelioma.

Union Workers & Mesothelioma Treatment

Unions have compiled information about the best places to receive treatment for mesothelioma cancer and other asbestos diseases, as well as information on the most reputable doctors in a particular area for treating this aggressive form of cancer.

Workers at Risk

Because asbestos was so widely used for centuries, including the first three-quarters of the 20th century, literally millions of workers have been and remain at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog

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July 28, 2016
Staff

Asbestos in Older Homes

“Asbestos has been used for thousands of years in textiles and construction, due to its impressive resistance to heat, fire and moisture. Then, in the late 1800s, it became common to use asbestos in housing, as insulation, floor tiles, and other products. These practices continued into the 1980s, and such homes are still standing today. For those considering purchasing or renovating a house built before 1990, there is always the risk of asbestos in various parts of the home. Though usually innocuous if left undisturbed, when doing renovations it is important to know what to look for, and how to safely deal with any asbestos found in the process.”