AFL-CIO labor group opposes US asbestos fund bill


WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) - The largest U.S. labor organization said on Friday it would oppose recently introduced legislation to create an asbestos compensation fund, saying it did not go far enough to compensate victims of the mineral. The AFL-CIO labor federation said in a statement that the bill introduced earlier this week by a bipartisan group of senators "fails to ensure victims just and timely compensation and would leave tens of thousands of individuals with no remedy at all."

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