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ERIC Number: ED223773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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Community Services Counseling through Labor Unions.
Vega, Anthony
A community services counseling project was provided through a program for assisting unemployed union and non-union workers. At least 25 local unions in Middlesex County, New Jersey, participated in the effort. Thirty unemployed workers were screened and given an intensive training course in personal skills development, the role of the union counselor, labor history, structure and government of labor unions, human relations skills, fact-finding skills, organizational skills, and the social-service agency network. At the end of the training, those who completed the program were assigned to be counselors at 27 unions representing approximately 30,000 members. Their major duties were to listen to the problems of workers, to direct them to the appropriate social agency, and, in some cases, to act as liaisons. Counselors came to be well accepted and were instrumental in the development of community services committees that continued in the plants after the project ended without further funding required. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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