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Local 28 Sheet Metal Workers Members Assistance Program
It can be difficult to balance the demands of your career with personal obligations. The services of the MAP’s counselors are free for Pre-Apprentices, Apprentices, Journeypersons, Light Commercial Workers, and their family members. If you are having problems in your work or personal life that affect or could affect your sheet metal career, call us at (212) 732-7897.
The Members Assistance Program (MAP) is an organization independent from the union that provides free confidential counseling to union members and their families. In addition to drug, alcohol and mental health counseling, MAP counselors can talk to you in a confidential setting regarding family and marital conflicts, financial and legal difficulties, emotional issues, and many other issues that could be interfering with your personal life or adversely affecting your sheet metal career. MAP Counselors are all New York State licensed, which ensures confidentiality under state law.
How Do I Access the MAP? Do I Need a Referral?
There are several ways Local 28 Pre-Apprentices, Apprentices, Journeypersons and Light Commercial Workers come to the MAP.
- You can self-refer by just calling us for an appointment;
- A union official, apprentice school instructor, or your employer might suggest to you that you contact the MAP because they are noticing behavior which might jeopardize your career;
- If you are a pre-apprentice of apprentice, you can be mandated to MAP counseling if you have violated apprentice school rules.
Click on a topic below for a list of publicly available resources, compiled by the MAP as a service to Local 28 members. Your counselor is another great resource. If there is a service or program that you cannot find on this site, contact the MAP at (212) 732-7897. We may be able to help find the information you are seeking.
My gambling problem was affecting my work and my marriage. The MAP counselor got me hooked up with a facility that finally helped me kick this addiction.Untitled
I got into Local 28 through a program administered by the MAP. I have opportunities as a sheet metal worker that I would not have had otherwise, and I love the trade.Untitled
I was struggling to find childcare, and someone told me that the MAP has resources that might help me. I talked to a counselor who was able to provide me with some additional options.Untitled
I was having difficulty getting to work on time and was referred to the MAP. I wasn’t sure why I needed to see a counselor, but talking to the MAP helped me figure out how to plan my mornings so this isn’t an issue. It seems like a simple thing, but they really helped me out.Untitled