Unions & Trades

Unions and Trades play a vital role in shaping industries and safeguarding the rights of workers. In these blogs, we delve into the significance of unions, exploring the dynamics of various trades, and shed light on the relationship between asbestos and certain trades.

Ford Factory Employees: Ford Asbestos Exposure Risk

Ford Factory Employees: Ford Asbestos Exposure Risk

Many workers who spent years at Ford factories like the Ford Rouge Plant complex in Dearborn, Michigan were exposed to asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral that was used in the construction of most auto plants before the 1980s. Because of the constant friction and wear that automobile parts undergo, asbestos was used during manufacturing.

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McLouth Steel Employees: Asbestos Exposure Risk

McLouth Steel Employees: Asbestos Exposure Risk

A carcinogen known as asbestos was heavily used during the building and operation of the McLouth Steel facilities. The asbestos exposure at McLouth Steel negatively impacted many employees, causing illnesses including mesothelioma and lung cancer.

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Marathon Oil Employees: Asbestos Exposure Risk

Marathon Oil Employees: Asbestos Exposure Risk

The Marathon Oil Detroit refinery has a history of environmental violations, mostly related to the release of excessive chemicals into the environment. This has led to reportedly higher rates of asthma and cancer in residents who live in the surrounding area.

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Detroit Edison Employees: Asbestos Exposure Risk

Detroit Edison Employees: Asbestos Exposure Risk

Tens of thousands of workers have been employed by Detroit Edison (DTE Energy) over the years, including HVAC and power plant workers. Many of them developed health problems after being exposed to asbestos at work, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. See how we can help today!

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Great Lakes Steel Employees: Asbestos Exposure Risk

Great Lakes Steel Employees: Asbestos Exposure Risk

Asbestos was used abundantly in steel mill manufacturing for much of the 20th century, and the Great Lakes Steel Works was no exception. It’s heat-resistant properties make it useful in industrial settings that use extreme heat. Read more to find out if you or a loved one is at risk!

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Dow Chemical Employees: Asbestos Exposure Risk

Dow Chemical Employees: Asbestos Exposure Risk

Dow Chemical was founded in 1897 in Midland, MI. It is one of the largest chemical producers in the world. Dow Chemical has other Michigan plants and facilities in Marquette and Ludington. It has also employed tens of thousands of […]

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The Rise and Fall of Asbestos

The Rise and Fall of Asbestos

A Historical Perspective: The Rise and Fall of Asbestos Asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral known for its remarkable heat resistance and durability, has a long and storied history. For centuries, it was revered for its versatility and widely used in […]

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Asbestos Exposure in the Workplace: Employee Rights and Employer Responsibilities

Asbestos Exposure in the Workplace: Employee Rights and Employer Responsibilities

Asbestos exposure in the workplace can lead to serious health problems, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.

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