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Mesothelioma Resources for Union Workers

Union Workers face an increased risk of asbestos exposure on the job.

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Many victims of mesothelioma, asbestos lung disease and asbestosis are or were members of labor unions. Shipbuilders, pipefitters, mechanics, electricians and a wide range of blue collar laborers unwittingly worked with or around asbestos-laden materials on a daily basis.

Serving Union Members With Asbestos Disease

Active and retired members may find resources and support from their unions in their battle with asbestos disease and in their quest to hold corporations and former employers to justice for asbestos exposure.

  • Unions may have valuable records regarding work sites and employment history.
  • Former union co-workers may have photos, documents or anecdotal evidence that is helpful to the case.
  • Some unions, union locals or their auxiliaries provide health benefits, support groups, fundraisers and other help to mesothelioma/lung cancer victims.

The Gori Law Firm, establishes the history of workplace exposure in pursuing mesothelioma lawsuits. We have represented union workers across the U.S. Talk to our lawyers in a free consultation.

Help For Union Workers With Mesothelioma

We realize that many labor unions have disbanded, merged or evolved over the years. Below is a partial list of unions that represent workers in high-risk occupations for asbestos exposure.

Three Park Place
Annapolis, MD 21401

Commonly known as the UA, the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada is a multicraft union whose 340,000 members are engaged in the fabrication, installation and servicing of piping systems.

9602 M. L. King Jr. Hwy.
Lanham, MD 20706

Established in 1903, the IAHFI represented workers in the insulation, fire stopping and mechanical industries in the United States and Canada.

9000 Machinists Place
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-2687

IAM represents more than 600,000 members, including auto and truck mechanics, airplane mechanics, woodworkers and people who work in heavy equipment, excavating and paving, road building, forklifts, high-rise equipment, tank washers, fuelers, trailer body, marine, container and barge line industries.

753 State Avenue, Suite 570
Kansas City, KS 66101

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers represents 70,000 workers in boiler construction and repair, including blacksmiths, forgers, shipbuilders, cement workers, stove workers, metal polishers and related occupations in the construction, shipbuilding, railroad, manufacturing, mining and emergency medical service industries throughout the United States and Canada.

International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers
1750 New York Avenue NW., Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20006

The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers has 140,000 members in the building and construction trades. They have worked on every major construction project you can think of, from the Golden Gate Bridge and the St. Louis Arch to the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the World Trade Center recovery effort.

1750 New York Avenue NW — 6th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006

The SMWIA represents more than 150,000 skilled men and women in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada in the construction, manufacturing, service, railroad and shipyard industries. The SMWIA is affiliated with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).

900 Seventh Street NW.
Washington, D.C. 20001

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 725,000 electricians, utility linemen, technicians, inspectors and other members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government.

101 Constitution Avenue NW.
Washington, D.C. 20001

The UBC is North America’s largest and oldest building trades union, with more than 500,000 members in the construction, remodeling and wood products industries, including carpenters, lathers, joiners, cabinetmakers, floor coverers, millwrights and other construction workers.

905 16th Street NW.
Washington, D.C. 20006

LIUNA is the fastest-growing union of construction workers, and one of the most diverse and effective groups representing public service employees. LIUNA has about 500,000 members.

1750 New York Avenue NW.
Washington, D.C. 20006

The IUPAT represents more than 140,000 members in the construction industry, including painters, drywall finishers, wall coverers, glaziers, glass workers, floor covering installers, sign makers, display workers and convention and show decorators.

620 F Street NW.
Washington, D.C. 20004

Founded in 1865, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers represents skilled trowel trades craft workers across the United States and Canada, including bricklayers, stone and marble masons, cement masons, plasterers, tile setters, terrazzo and mosaic workers, pointers, cleaners and caulkers. BAC is the oldest continuous union in North America.

11720 Beltsville Drive, Suite 700
Beltsville, MD 20705

For more than 140 years the OPCMIA has represented and trained plaster and concrete workers in the U.S. and Canada in residential and commercial construction, road building and other industries.

1700 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-259-4900

The Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) represents 130,000 workers in the mass transportation, airline, railroad, utility, university, municipalities, service and allied industries.

5201 Auth Way
Camp Springs, MD 20746

The Seafarers International Union, Atlantic, Gulf, Lakes and Inland Waters District/NMU, AFL-CIO, represents unlicensed merchant mariners sailing aboard U.S.-flagged vessels in the deep sea, Great Lakes and inland waterways, and licensed U.S. mariners in the Great Lakes and inland sectors. Members work in all capacities aboard commercial container ships and tankers, military support ships, tugboats and barges, passenger ships and fishing vessels.

Nationwide Representation For Former Union Workers With Mesothelioma And Other Asbestos-Related Diseases

Our attorneys have obtained more than $4 billion in compensation on behalf of asbestos victims across the U.S. Based in Madison County, Illinois, we handle cases throughout the United States. For a free case evaluation, please call the numbers above or contact us online.

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