ETUC Resolution on Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials
The interests of, and concerns about, labor outlined in the previous chapter are not simply an academic exercise. Since the idea that nanotechnology can create a revolution in manufacturing was first discussed, labor organizations have raised concerns and sought a voice. In this chapter we reproduce the resolution issued by the European Trade Union Council (ETUC) that Foladori and Zayago Lau refer to at the end of the previous chapter. It is a political statement that argues that trade unions need and deserve a seat at the table when the future of nanotechnology is discussed. The ETUC contends that when certain groups are likely to receive a disproportional amount of the risk generated by nanotechnologies, they should have a greater voice in how those technologies are handled.