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June 22, 2017
9:00AM - 11:00AM
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Labor Assistance Professionals Educational Forum

In 2016, 917 individuals died of an opioid addiction in Connecticut. The average age of an overdose victim is 42 years old. What we all thought we knew about addiction is changing and too many of our members are dealing with addiction in their own lives or in the lives of those they love.

Addictions can be addressed through the union peer-to-peer support that Labor Assistance Professionals (LAP) can provide. Individuals facing addiction find recovery more successful when they have equals to talk to about their challenges. The labor movement wants to support these brothers and sisters so that they can maintain their employment and successfully provide for their families.

Please join the Connecticut AFL-CIO and the Labor Assistance Professionals on June 22nd from 9am-11am and consider training an existing union member as a LAP Representative for your organization.

The Labor Assistance Professionals (LAP, EAP, MAP, etc.) are worksite based programs designed to benefit both employers and employees. A LAP program is an innovative successful solution to helping members and their families who are struggling with lifestyle issues—their mission involves labor helping labor. Many industries and organizations already have someone doing this work; why not make it formalized by joining an ever growing organization to help further education, training and getting your members the help they need, successfully.

Member to member union support results in:

  • Decreased absenteeism
  • Increased employee retention
  • Reduced accidents & compensation claims
  • Higher productivity

The CT Chapter will host an educational forum on June 22nd, to explain why LAP is crucial, and beneficial to every organization. The event will be held at the IUOE Local 478, 1965 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden. A continental breakfast will be served.

Please contact Ashley Dwyer at 203-288-9261 ext. 249 or to register. 

Click here to view & download the letter from Connecticut AFL-CIO President Lori Pelletier inviting leaders and members to attend the educational forum.