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Employment security interviewer

Paul Joseph McNeil, American Employment security interviewer.


McNeil,, Paul Joseph was born on October 11, 1941 in Winthrop, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Paul Joseph Senior and Helen Margaret (Carr) McNeil.


Certified in insurance, University Rhode Island, 1965. Certified in travel agents, Travel School of America, 1968. Certified, Labor School of Boston, 1976.

Certified, Labor Studies Institute, 1989.


Field investigator Rhode Island Food Stamp Unit, Providence, 1965-1968. Community relations Coordinator Ecology Action for Rhode Island, 1970-1971. Secretary and research assistant Rhode Island Worker Association, 1973-1974.

Enumerator Rhode Island Polk & Company, Providence, 1970-1983. Senior employment security interviewer Rhode Island Department Employment Training, 1984-1996. Senior employment & training interviewer Rhode Island Department Labor & Training, 1996—2003, benefits claims specialist, 2003—2004.

Board trustees Warwick Public Library., since 2003, vice chair board trustees, since 2006. Recording secretary Local 189 New England chapter, Boston, 1973-1976, treasurer, since 1989. Member board directors of Rhode Island Workers Association, 1973-1974, 75-76, census enumerator United States Census Bureau, Providence, 1990.

Mail handler United States Post Office, Providence, 1980. Claims interviewer Rhode Island Department Employment Security, Providence, 1979-1984. Recording secretary Rhode Island Employment Security Alliance, Providence, 1980-1990.

Vice president Community Economics Education Center, Providence, 1988-1991.


Executive committee Rhode Island State Employees Association, 1966-1968, Community Labor Organizing Committee, Providence, 1983-1989, Sane Freeze, Washington, 1989-1990. Shop steward Local 401 SEIU, Providence, 1990-1992, 1st vice president, 1992-1996. Recording secretary Rhode Island Sane Freeze, Providence, 1988-1994.

Member National Committee Peace Action, since 1993. Vice president Peace Action Rhode Island, 1994-1995, president, since 1995. Coordinator Rhode Island Nation Readers Group, since 1995.

State committeeman Amvets Department Rhode Island, 1965-1969, 96—, adjunct posts, 1965-1968, trustee post 6, 1995-1996. Vice president Labor Party Rhode Island, 1994-1997, treasurer, since 1997, president, 1999, chairman, 1999. Executive board Rhode Island Coalition for Consumer Justice, 1997-2006, vice president, 2006.

Board directors Injured Workers Rhode Island, since 1996, Warwick Community Action, 1967-1969, Rhode Island Legal Services, 1967-1969. Founder East Greenwich Democratic Youth Club, 1959. Co-chairman Human Rights Action Council, Warwick, 1968-1970.

Delegate Rhode Island Democratic State Convention, 1976, 78. Member Rhode Island Democratic State Committee, 1980-1986, board directors, 1985-1987. Member Third Republican Committee, 1976-1986, Democratic Study Group Rhode Island, 1986-1988, Warwick Democratic City Committee, since 2000.

Organizer United Farm Workers, 1968-1971. Member Fox Point Neighborhood Housing Corporation Directors, 1980-1987, president, 1981-1983, secretary, 1983-1987. President Coalition Consumer Justice, 2000-2005.

With United States Army, 1960-1963, European Theatre of Operations. Member International Association Personnel in Employment Security (Rhode Island chapter board directors 1989-1993, secretary 1991-1993), Greater Rhode Island Industrial Relations Research Association, Rhode Island American Civil Liberties Union (board directors 1974-1980, board secretary 1975-1977, executive committee 1979-1980), Union of Peace Professionals (executive board 1988-1990), National Writers Union, Rhode Island Center American Network, Catholic Peace Fellowship, Pax ChristiAncient Order, Order of Hibernians (recording secretary Providence chapter 1990-1991, 97-98, vice president, 1998-2003, president 1991-1992, state secretary 1993-1996, 99-2005, state president 1996-1999, state organizer, 2001-2003, secretary Providence County since 2003), K. of C., Sierra Club, Newport Museum Irish History, American Irish History Society, Rhode Island History Society, Rhode Island Labor History Society, Gaspee Days Committee, Americans for Democratic Action, Debs Foundation, Edward Bellamy Memorial Association, Rhode Island Irish Famine Memorial Committee, American Legion, Industrial Relations Research Association, Association Canada-American, American French Genealogical Society, Irish National Caucus, American Irish Political Education Committee, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick (East Greenwich, Rhode Island), Progressive Democrats of America.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: writing.


Paul Joseph Senior McNeil,

Helen Margaret (Carr) McNeil,