Reach Out For Recovery Resources With New Mass. Building Trades Website

Are you a building trades member who's struggling? Your union can help with recovery.

Yesterday marked the official launch of MBTC – Recovery, a website designed to help members and their dependents reach out to their union and peers to help with recovery. Find your union’s weekly recovery meeting and make a direct call to your union’s recovery leader.

There’s no stigma or shame in reaching out. Take the first step in your recovery today.

Unions lead the way in connecting construction workers with counseling, treatment, and peer support, all free of charge, for those struggling with addiction. On Wednesday, U.S. Labor Secretary Walsh helped launch the newly-created Massachusetts Building Trades Recovery Council, and we are proud our union is a part of this effort. 

“As a former construction worker and someone in long-term recovery, I am grateful to my partners and friends at the Massachusetts Building Trades Council for taking their support for recovery to the next level. This report and these new initiatives will help countless workers get access to recovery services, reduce the stigma that prevents people from getting help, and advance our fight to end the epidemic of addiction that impacts every part of our country,” stated Walsh.

Happy Labor Day From Local 6!

This Labor Day, we celebrate our members and honor the hard-working men and women who have come before us, who paved the way for our rights and freedoms.

 

This year has marked significant progress for the labor movement — and has also highlighted the work still needing to be done. We won an important victory in New Hampshire, beating back the anti-worker “Right to Work” bill. We also lost AFL-CIO President and labor titan Richard Trumka earlier this summer.

To honor President Trumka’s legacy, we must fight to pass the PRO Act he fought so hard to pass. As Trumka said in an interview to NPR, “If you really want to correct inequality in this country — wages and wealth inequality, opportunity and inequality of power — passing the PRO Act is absolutely essential to doing that.”

The PRO Act would grant working people significant protections, strengthening our collective bargaining rights, and protect our ability to organize no matter the industry. I urge you all to contact your representative and tell them to pass the PRO Act before it’s too late.

Thank you again for all of the hard work that you do!