Teamsters Local 25 and the MCCA Offer On-site EAP Resources for Employees of Boston’s Trade Show Industry
BOSTON ― Teamsters Local 25 and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (“MCCA”) are proud to announce an expansion of TeamstersCare EAP resources, including a first of its kind on-site alcohol/substance abuse recovery program, for members working tradeshows at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) and the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center.
R.A.F.T. (Referral and Follow-up Team) is a program which consists of Teamsters volunteers helping fellow members in the struggle against alcohol and substance abuse. In the expanded partnership with the MCCA, space is provided during the move-in and move-out of conventions for R.A.F.T. members to have confidential meetings. Additionally, EAP representatives are on-site to provide counseling and access to further resources.
“Action is needed now to address the addiction crisis and we are proud to partner with the MCCA to help more workers and their families,” said Teamsters Local 25 President Sean M. O’Brien. “Teamsters Local 25 was the first union to proactively provide opioid awareness and response training to stewards to help our members on the job. Through our TeamstersCare Employee Assistance Program, we will continue working collaboratively with organizations such as the MCCA to find ways to help workers recover from the disease of addiction so they can work safely and support their families.”
“We are happy to grow our partnership with Teamsters Local 25 and provide meeting space for their EAP and R.A.F.T. programs,” said David Gibbons, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. “We appreciate Teamsters Local 25’s commitment to its employees, and our shared commitment to customer service excellence, as we continue to work together to drive economic activity and opportunity locally by bringing the world’s best events to Boston.”