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What’s up with the guys?

A guy in a hardhat calls out to a woman walking past a construction site, “Hey, ya looking hot.”  The woman shoots back, “Get a friggin’ life, you moron.” Sitting amidst 5 male co-workers, the catcaller slowly rises to his … Continue reading

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Gilbane and NASDI hit 20% tradeswomen’s hours!

For the week ending 3/4/18, NASDI, a demolition company working on the Gilbane site at 48 Boylston St in Boston’s Chinatown, has 22% tradeswomen’s hours, 75% people of color and 55% Boston residents. This was also the first site in … Continue reading

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In memory of Outi Hicks, “Be That One Guy” who challenges sexism in the world of construction

Today, Valentine’s Day, is the one year anniversary of the murder of Outi Hicks, Carpenter apprentice, killed by a co-worker on a construction site in Fresno, CA. The article below from the New York Times discusses the connection between sexual … Continue reading

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Watch the PGTI webinar on recruiting women to union apprenticeship

Thanks to the Building Trades Employers Association and the Building Trades Training Directors Association for hosting our February 8 webinar, “HOW AND WHY: Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Women to Joint Construction Apprenticeship.” In the 50 minute presentation, we review area … Continue reading

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Think Women First!

We often describe PGTI as a “learning community.” At our open meetings every other month (the next meeting is at 4 PM on December 20), a group of people who share the commitment to increasing and retaining women in the … Continue reading

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