Did you know that as a member of a labor union affiliated with the

Rhode Island AFL-CIO

you and your family members can get a FREE college degree?

This week on Labor Vision, Learn about the No Cost College program with Michael Perik, CEO, Student Resource Center.
Hosted by Bob Delaney and Erica Hammond, Institute for Labor Studies and Research.
For more information:
or call: Toll Free: 888-590-9009

Opioid Crisis In The Building & Construction Trades (part lll). Jill Traecy, Independent Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Health Initiatives Manager at Building Futures, and Tim Potter an Electrician with IBEW Local 99 and Certified Peer Recovery Specialist discuss the Peer Recovery Program and why opioid abuse is impacting the construction industry at such alarming rates. We also take a closer look at the Opioid Crisis in RI and the Our Response Our Recovery training developed by Building Futures. This is in partnership with the RI Building and Construction Trades and Associated General Contractors of America, RI Chapter, with support from the RI Dept. of Labor and Training. In this final segment of the series (part lll) the group discusses Peer Support Models and the importance of Peer Recovery Programs throughout the industry. Hosted by Erica Hammond, Institute for Labor Studies and Research

Erica Hammond sits down with Jill Traecy, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker & Health Initiatives Manager at Building Futures, to discuss a new training she’s been working on with partners like the RI Building and Construction Trades Council, the Associated General Contractors of America, RI Chapter, and support from the RI Dept. of Labor and Training. RI Opioid Crisis: Our Response Our Recovery training is to be offered in all trades union halls as well as on as many construction/job sites in the state as possible. In this segment Traecy outlines each of the training’s core components, additional resources, as well as how to schedule a training. 

Nationally, construction workers account for 20-25% of overdose fatalities and in Rhode Island, 1 in 5 individuals who have died of an overdose worked in the construction industry. Over the past few years, the Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council, along with several partners, are working to address this issue and educate leaders on ways to combat the problem plaguing the industry.

RI AFL-CIO 2021 Legislative Agenda & Update With George Nee & Patrick Crowley. On the latest episode of Labor Vision, RI AFL-CIO's President George Nee and Secretary-Treasurer Patrick Crowley discuss a handful of the legislation on RI Labor's agenda for next year's legislative session. President Nee discusses the work that will continue to increase the minimum wage with a path to $15/hour over a span of three years. He also highlights the ongoing campaigns to increase the wages and working standards of both Direct Service Providers and individuals working in the nursing home industry. Secretary-Treasurer Crowley highlights labor's concerns with the current continuing contract legislation and the benefits of extending this legislation to all public-sector workers. The group also discusses the Revenue for Rhode Island campaign which will add one new tax bracket for top 1% of earners on adjusted gross income above $475,000. The pair also discuss an exciting new project in Rhode Island involving green infrastructure and green manufacturing. Don't miss this segment and stay up to date on all of Labor Vision's latest episode's by visiting our website: www.laborvisionri.org RI AFL-CIO https://rhodeislandaflcio.org

NEARI Holiday Children's Fund 2020 Erica is joined by National Education Association of Rhode Island (NEARI) President, Lawrence Purtill, and Children's Fund Coordinator, Valerie Staples. They talk about NEARI's Children's Fund and how it came to fruition over thirty years ago. The pair also highlight some of the Fund's incredible work in the community, including the annual Gingerbread Express. The group discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has, for the first time in 30 years, stopped the Gingerbread Express in its tracks and now the Children's Fund is finding alternative was to help children in need this holiday season. And as Val says, the best way to make a difference this year, is to go to www.neari.org/gingerbread and pick the most convenient way to donate.

In this segment Erica Hammond (ILSR) sits down with Teamsters Local 251’s Principal Officer, Matthew Taibi and Organizer, Michael Simone. The group discusses the two organizing drives turned victories with Johnson Brothers of RI and Stericycle. Taibi and Simone also highlight their contract ratification in East Providence/Barrington with Ocean State Transit and how it led to their most recent organizing victories with Scituate First Student (drivers) and Durham School Services Smithfield (drivers, monitors, and aids)

Now showing on Labor Vision, the frontline workers of SEIU Local 1199NE at Bannister House in Providence went on strike from Oct. 2-4 for safe staffing legislation. Watch and listen how labor leaders and politicians alike question how residents are shortchanged by receiving only two hours a day of care when industry standards say they should receive 4.1 hours a day. 

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Labor Vision goes on location to learn about the pre-apprenticeship program at Building Futures as Director Andrew Cortés gives a tour of the Building Futures training facility and discusses how they give back to the community. Here, in partnership with One Neighborhood, Building Futures helps to improve the neighborhood in Riverside Park by constructing five net-zero emissions homes for low income residents. We also meet recent graduate, Lius Terrero, who gives insight into the skills he learned and how, now, as a union carpenter his family's situation has dramatically changed for the better.

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  • President Nee and Secretary-Treasurer Crowley join Erica Hammond to talk about the alternate nature of doing things in these times, from working at the legislature, to organizing, and holding rallies and strikes, all virtually. As well as working to achieve electoral goals, including the bond issues to change the state name; and on the local level to approve school improvements in several communities.

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Thursday @ 8pm
Saturday @ 5pm
                               
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