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 METRO LA Pre-Apprenticeship Boot Camp. The North Hollywood Station West Entrance project had 8.9% women.
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 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3WJRY66
And in unionized construction, there is no gender wage gap. Construction has always been a gateway to secure income and stability. It is way past time that women had these opportunities. The goal of the Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues and other tradeswomen’s organizations across the country is #20percentby2020.
Read the announcement of the study here and the full study here.
Local tradeswomen & allies speak about their experiences and how to get 20% women in the trades by 2020
You are cordially invited: Tuesday, August 23, 5:30 – 7pm
The Carpenters Center, 750 Dorchester Ave
- Dominique Cave, 2nd Year Apprentice, Plumbers Local 12
- Tyiesha Thompson, 4th Year Apprentice, Insulators Local 6
- Kennell Broomstein, Jouneylevel Electrician, IBEW Local 103
- Kim Hokanson, Journeylevel Carpenter, Local 275 & Field Super, New England Finish Systems
- Maureen Kirkpatrick, Operations Manager, Turner Construction
Moderated by Dr. Susan Moir, UMass Boston Labor Resource Center & co-convener Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues (PGTI)
The event is co-sponsored by all our regional tradeswomen’s groups:
- Plumbers Local 12 Women’s Committee
- Painters District Council 35 Women in Action
- New England Regional Council of Carpenters Sisters in the Brotherhood
- Massachusetts Tradeswomen’s Association (MTWA)
- Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues (PGTI)
- Women’s Institute for Leadership Development (WILD)
Many thanks to the Building Trades leaders who are also co-sponsors:
- New England Regional Council of Carpenters
- Painters District Council 21 (Philadelphia area)
- International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) Labor Management Cooperation Fund
- Boston Metropolitan District Building Trades Council
- Pennsylvania Apprentice Coordinators Association
- Massachusetts Building Trades Training Directors Association
The evening Forum will follow a day-long US Department of Labor meeting of national leaders on expanding apprenticeship including best practices for increasing recruitment and retention of women.