Brian Kelly with Kelley and Ferraro, LLP spoke with America’s Work Force on Jan. 2 to discuss chemicals connected to cancer found in Round-Up, a lawn care product.
Kelly spoke about litigation cases involving the weed killing product, Round-Up, whose chemicals have been linked to non hodgkin’s lymphoma cases. He talked about the research that is done to make sure there is validity in the accusations of the chemical found in Round-Up and its connection to non hodgkin’s lymphoma before moving forward with the case. Kelly also discusses the amount of exposure to the chemical could affect people differently and symptoms may show up sooner, or later, depending on the person. With that in mind, it is difficult to prove that it was Round-Up that caused the symptoms, but with all of the data from the research, you could be convinced it is the driving factor.
Senator Kenny Yuko spoke about worker power and workers ability to fight for their own fair contracts. He talked about how it is the law to allow workers to organize and collectively bargain for their own contracts without facing any penalty from their company. Senator Yuko said that there are many companies who will fight back against the organizing efforts, which is illegal, and should start facing harsher punishments for breaking these labor laws.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed implementing stricter punishments on companies who break labor laws, such as misclassifying their workers, to ensure they do not continue in the future.
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