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.

A Historical Perspective: 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 various industries. However, as we delve into the historical […]

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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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3/13 – Detroit Day

3/13 – Detroit Day

Detroit has many nicknames. The D. The Motor City. Motown. The 3-1-3. It may be obvious where some of these names come from. The motor city is of course after the auto industry that found its birthplace in Detroit. Motown […]

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Celebrating Michigan – 2 January Dates to Recognize the Great Lakes State

Celebrating Michigan – 2 January Dates to Recognize the Great Lakes State

January 18th is recognized as National Michigan Day. It is unclear why this day was chosen to celebrate the Mitten state but it is a day to reflect on the rich history and resources the State of Michigan has to […]

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The History of Labor Day

The History of Labor Day

Many Americans celebrate Labor Day with parades, picnics, and parties. While most Americans enjoy the first Monday in September as a day off from work, the holiday has a rich history that you may not know about. As early as […]

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August 19 – National Aviation Day

August 19 – National Aviation Day

In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt declared August 19 as National Aviation Day. The holiday coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright, who was the pilot of the Wright Flyer, and the first person to fly a plane with aircraft controls […]

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Thank You, Dad – A Tribute to Those Who Have Loved and Cared for a Father with Mesothelioma

Thank You, Dad – A Tribute to Those Who Have Loved and Cared for a Father with Mesothelioma

There is so much to learn from our parents. From learning how to walk, how to ride a bike, or even how to change a part on a car, parents are a source of knowledge that children can discover and […]

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Asbestos Exposure in Michigan Automotive Plants

Asbestos Exposure in Michigan Automotive Plants

If you work in the automotive industry, then you are among workers who have a higher-than-average risk of developing asbestos-related diseases. In Michigan, the heart of the Rust Belt of America, asbestos exposure rates are particularly high. Michigan was historically […]

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