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Anthony Mazzocchi Talks About Chemicals and the Workers

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"Every human being should have the right to make a product without having to put a piece of his life into that product." Anthony Mazzocchi, vice-president of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers' Union in the United States, discusses the political and social reasons for so much occupational disease. Chemicals are coded, which means that the worker doesn't know what he is exposed to in the environment. Factories are not properly maintained because that costs time and money. Productivity is the main goal.

1978, 09 min 10 s

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