Labor leaders discuss recovery methods at Ironworkers 7 huddle

Taryn Mackenzie Williams, the assistant secretary for Disability Employment Policy at the US Labor Department, spoke at the Ironworkers 7 hall.

Representatives from the US Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration joined members of the Massachusetts Building Trades Recovery Council at the Ironworkers Local 7 hall in South Boston recently to discuss innovative methods to create supportive work environments for people in the trades with substance use disorder and mental health conditions.

The Council has been a leader in the effort to support recovery efforts by promoting the benefits and programs within each affiliate trade. Members of the 62 local unions and district councils in MBTU and the dependents of union members have access to recovery support 24/7.

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Frank Callahan, president of the Massachusetts Building Trades Unions.

Attendees included John Towle: deputy chief of staff, US Department of Labor; Doug Parker, assistant secretary, Occupational Safety and Health Administration; Taryn Williams: assistant secretary, Office of Disability Employment Policy; Frank Callahan, president, Massachusetts Building Trades Unions; and Vincent Coyle, president of Ironworkers Local 7, which has 3,600+ members.

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