Peterpodcast: Episode 13 – Labour activism and GE chemical contamination

May 3, 2018

Marion Burton, whose worked in labour and unions for most of her life, is frustrated with progress on former workers’ cases

On this week’s episode of the Peterpodcast she talks about how she got involved in unions when she was 22 and her current involvement in working to get compensation for former General Electric workers who claim chemical contamination made them ill.

“Those chemicals are in the plant, under the plant, in the air, out into the community, out into our water system, into Little Lake, down the Otonabee River… if that’s happening to our environment how on Earth can they say those same chemicals didn’t  harm the workers who were exposed to them day in and day out in a very high quantity?”

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