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Interview With BisNow

Recently one of PGTI’s co-convenors, Liz Skidmore was interviewed for an article in BisNOw, a national real estate development journal.  The article discusses progress PGTI and partners have made in the fight to recruit and retain womena nd people of … Continue reading

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Good Jobs for Women: Getting Business on Board

PGTI is a “multi-stakeholder collaboration.” In addition to the usual suspects working for equality and social justice (labor, community, and tradeswomen themselves), developers, general contractors and trade contractors join us every other month in the PGTI open meetings to explore strategies … Continue reading

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The Massachusetts Building & Construction Trades Unions Celebrate Diversity on National Women in Apprenticeship Day

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Project Labor Agreements bring labor and community together for better jobs

This tradeswoman’s life has been changed by the Los Angeles Building Trades and Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Project Labor Agreement/Construction Careers Policy (PLA/CCP). Among the strategies fro increasing women’s access to good jobs in construction in LA is the Women Build … Continue reading

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Actively Seeking Women for Good Jobs in the Construction Trades

See below for upcoming job fairs. Register to meet local trade unions and find opportunities to enter apprenticeship– the first step to a career as a union tradeswomen. Registration is at

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