Georgia Labor Unions
Workers throughout the United States benefit from the community, advocacy work, legal aid and healthcare and salary protection that labor unions provide. Unions seek to help mitigate the risk of workplace injuries by ensuring job sites are safe and secure for workers, which is especially important for those in positions at high risk for workplace accidents or asbestos exposure. Below are some of the many unions Georgian workers should consider joining.
North America’s Building Trades Union (NABTU)
NABTU represents construction workers in Georgia and throughout North America. In addition to advocating for and preserving fair wages and benefits for their group members, NABTU is also heavily involved with legislative affairs advocating on behalf of their workers’ needs. Protection of construction workers and their job site conditions is particularly important, as serious construction workplace accidents can take place if safety measures are not set and strictly adhered to.
To learn more about NABTU visit https://nabtu.org
Maritime Trades Department (MTD)
The Maritime Trades department (MTD) is a constitutionally mandated department of the AFL-CIO, the largest federation of unions in the United States. Since its establishment in 1946, the MTD has given workers in the maritime industry and its fellow trades a voice in directing national policy. “There is Strength in Unity” is the belief that shapes the Department through its network of Port Maritime Councils. Its goal is to provide those employed with an effective presence by supporting and educating Americans and the international public on the importance of the maritime industry.
To learn more about the MTD visit https://maritimetrades.org
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
Founded in 1892, the ATU represents and protects workers whose jobs are vital to the various transit systems throughout the United States and Canada. The local Georgia ATU chapters are located in Atlanta and Savannah. The ATU members are made up of all types of transportation workers including:
- Subway workers
- Bus drivers
- Paratransit service providers
- Light rail operators
- Streetcar operators
- Ferry boat operators
- Baggage handlers
- Municipal employees
- Maintenance workers
To learn more about ATU, visit https://www.atu.org
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC)
UBC seeks to train, educate and represent all types of construction workers. In addition to helping members become experts in their craft, the union aims to ensure their workers are receiving fair wages and benefits. The UBC local Georgia training centers are located in Augusta, Atlanta, Savannah, Moultrie, and Kennesaw. Workers who are eligible to join UBC include:
- Floor coverers
- Interior systems
- Millworkers and cabinetmakers
- Pile drivers
- Residential and framing
To learn more about UBC, visit https://www.carpenters.org
If you have been hurt in a construction accident or sustained a workplace injury in Georgia, we can connect you with the local leading workplace accident attorneys in Georgia. Call 404-369-1421 or fill out the form below to be connected with a skilled and caring legal team today.
Georgia Veteran Resources
United States veterans, the heroic men and women who gave themselves in order to defend our country and protect its citizens, deserve to be treated with an extraordinary level of respect and care. It is our privilege and duty as Americans to ensure veterans are fully cared for and protected when they return from service. Many veterans were exposed to asbestos in the military and are consequently suffering from severe injuries due to the exposure, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, asbestos-related lung cancer and others. There are many resources in Georgia for veterans, especially for those who are injured.
Veterans who were made sick or have been injured from their military service should contact The Law Center to be connected with a legal team who can help. Call 404-369-1421 or fill out the form below to speak with an attorney today.
Run by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), Vet Centers can be found in various locations throughout Georgia and provide a number of services for Veterans including counseling, medical referrals, employment assistance and transportation resources, among others.
Learn more about VA Vet Centers and the resources they provide at https://www.vetcenter.va.gov
Make the Connection
Make the Connection links veterans with the various local resources they need. Veterans can refine their search by location and type of veteran program. These resources include:
- VA medical centers
- Outpatient clinics
- Vet centers
- PTSD programs
- Suicide prevention
- VA chaplains
- Veteran benefits administration offices
To learn more about Make the Connection visit https://maketheconnection.net/resources
SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center
For veterans in Atlanta who have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, the SHARE Military Initiative provides services such as outpatient treatment, mental health support and pain management to veterans who have served in the United States military after September 11, 2001.
Learn more about SHARE Mlitary Initiative at https://www.shepherd.org/patient-programs/care-for-us-service-members
Are you a veteran who has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease stemming from your time in the military? We can help. Call 404-369-1421 or fill out the form below to be connected with a leading asbestos attorney in Georgia.
Georgia Legal Resources
Personal Injury Legal Help in Georgia
Turnbull Law Firm
When faced with a workplace injury, an asbestos disease diagnosis, a traumatic brain injury or any illness or injury caused by the negligence of another, there’s a lot that is out of your control. The Turnbull Law Firm is committed to taking back some of that power, holding those responsible for your injury accountable and getting you the compensation you deserve. The skilled legal team at Turnbull Law are not afraid to go up against the opposing legal “goliaths” who will try to fight against your case. They will ensure your rights are protected and that you are not taken advantage of a second time. With a local office in Atlanta, the Turnbull Law Firm is ready to take on your case so you and your family can begin to restore your lives and start feeling optimistic about the future.
Call 404-369-1421 or fill out the form below to be connected with the Turnbull Law Firm today.
The Law Center
The Law Center’s mission is to connect wrongfully injured individuals with the top local legal teams who are experts in their fields and will get the injured party the best compensation possible. From car accident claims to premise liability lawsuits to cases of asbestos exposure, The Law Center will ensure you are put in the best legal hands who will fight on your behalf. To be matched with an attorney today, call 404-369-1421 or fill out the form below.