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Massachusetts triples national average for women in union construction apprenticeships
Women now comprise 10% of all union building trade apprentices in Massachusetts. This is among the highest figures in the country, tripling the national average and representing a two-fold increase since 2012. “Reaching 10% women in apprenticeships is a huge … Continue reading
Doing It in Massachusetts: 9.8% Women Statewide
Seasons Greetings and A Gift of Data from PGTI We’re doing it, comrades. The latest data report on Massachusetts women in apprenticeship should give PGTI allies and advocates something to smile about this holiday season. In August 2020, PGTI published … Continue reading
PUBLIC SECTOR OWNERS IN MASSACHUSETTS: 6.9% women’s participation in the construction workforce is the law.
The Attorney General’s Office has issues FAQs that describe the requirements and provide citations to the relevant bid laws. “All contracts by a state agency or state-assisted contracts for design, construction, reconstruction, installation, demolition, maintenance or repair must contain workforce … Continue reading
Women in Apprenticeship hold steady at 9.5%, but for how long?
Massachusetts currently has the one of the highest statewide percentages of women in union apprenticeship at 9.5%. This is due to an increased focus on bringing in diverse new workers to meet hiring goals on MA projects. Many union apprenticeships … Continue reading
PGTI Disparity Study proves women are available and willing to enter the trades in Central MA
On August 2, the Worcester Sunday Telegram published an article supporting greater diversity in the construction trades. The three authors, a leader in the Carpenters Union and two union contractors, point to PGTI’s Worcester Workforce Disparity Study to document the … Continue reading