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


November 25, 2015
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