Alabama Labor Unions
Labor unions throughout the country have helped raise awareness about dangerous working conditions, and are working to continuously improve workplace settings and minimize dangerous working environments. Alabama labor unions have been instrumental in the fight for better treatment for workers who have already been injured at work, such as workers who were exposed to asbestos or other toxic substances. In Alabama, there have been specific labor unions put in place to protect and help workers which are detailed below.
Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA)
One of the largest associations around the country for construction workers and contractors, the AGCA works to improve the workplace environment of all construction workers and those who may have suffered from a construction workplace accident.
To learn more about AGCA visit https://www.agc.org
Asbestos Workers Local Union 78
Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Local 78 is the local Alabama chapter of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators. The union was founded in 1903 and instrumental in discovering and proving the link between asbestos and asbestos exposure injuries. They have since worked tirelessly to enact and enforce regulations minimizing asbestos exposure to workers and ensuring asbestos injured workers get the help they need. Learn more about asbestos workplace exposure.
To learn more about Asbestos Workers Local Union 78 visit http://insulators78.org
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Located in Verbena, Alabama, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is an industrial union created in 2017. They assist and represent workers and retirees in a variety of fields including:
To learn more about the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers visit http://www.ibew.org/Who-We-Are
The Alabama AFL-CIO assists workers by helping them find and join labor unions, as well as by providing support and guidance to workers looking to form new labor unions. The Alabama AFL-CIO’s mission is to “improve the lives of working families—to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our state and the nation.”
Learn more about the Alabama AFL-CIO at https://www.alaflcio.com
Alabama Veteran Resources
Alabama Department of Veteran Affairs
It is a fundamental American principle that those who fought for and served this country are deserving of not only our respect, but also special consideration and care when they find themselves in need. With locations in 50 counties, the Alabama Department of Veteran Affairs ensures that the needs of the state’s veterans are given the attention they need and are wholly taken care of. Services include veteran home programs, healthcare services, scholarship programs for veterans’ dependents, and the Alabama Executive Veterans Network (AlaVetNet), which connects veterans to the various services they are seeking which can be found at https://va.alabama.gov/alavetnet.
Unfortunately, many veterans who served in the United States Military have been exposed to asbestos. Prior to the enactment of federal regulations, asbestos was used in tanks, planes and ships, and some of that asbestos is still present today. The rates of asbestos exposure in the military are so high that the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs has created programs and services specifically for those exposed to asbestos while serving. Alabama offers a variety of different locations where veterans can get treatment and surgery after diagnosis of mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.
To take advantage of these resources, visit the Alabama Department of Veteran Affairs at https://va.alabama.gov.
Asbestos Exposure Attorney Help in Alabama
Environmental Litigation Group
If you have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with an asbestos related disease you need the experience and guidance of an attorney. If you have been diagnosed with a cancer you believe was caused by using a defective product or other toxic exposure, it is imperative you have an accomplished attorney who will fight for you. Environmental Litigation Group represents those who have been exposed to and injured from toxins, and provides help and recovery to them and their loved ones. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, ELG has a proven record in helping Alabama residents with their asbestos, cancer, and toxic exposure claims.
The Law Center
The Law Center’s mission is to connect the wrongfully injured with the top local attorneys who will hold the negligent party responsible for the injured’s suffering accountable, and fight to collect the maximum compensation for their clients. To be connected with a leading Alabama law firm, call 205-649-7140 or fill out the form below.