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Greeley being honored tonight Posted by on

Paul Greeley, the Director of the Carpenters Assistance Program (CAP) is being honored tonight by the South Boston Collaborative Center with the "Beacon of Hope" award. The South Boston Collaborative Center offers treatment and prevention support for those struggling with substance abuse. A native of South Boston, Greeley has been running the CAPs program since 2002 and has a history of involvement in South Boston prevention programs.

A member of Carpenters Local 33 since 1983, Greeley is a licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a member of the Labor Assistance professionals of Massachusetts. He volunteered throughout the 1990s as the director of a South Boston Courthouse-based program that offered alcohol and drug counseling.

State to honor establishment of unemployment insurance at CC Posted by on

Seventy-five years ago, Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law the Unemployment Insurance Act. As all-too-many carpenters know these days, unemployment insurance has become one of the most important social safety nets in our country. It provides necessary support to workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.

Protecting decent unemployment benefits and fighting for extensions of benefits when the economy is bad for longer periods of time has been a regular battle fought by unions. Appropriately, then, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development will be holding a celebration of the 75th anniversary at the Carpenters Center on November 17. The event, co-sponsored by the AFL-CIO of Massachusetts and the National Employment Law project, will take place at 10am.