UA Local 55 President on her career and recruiting women to the trades

During the week of the Tradeswomen Build Nations conference, tradeswomen have appeared on AWF Union Podcast to tell their story and make their pitch to other women thinking about joining the trades.

United Association Plumbers Local 55 President Doreen Cannon told her story about changing careers, working up the union ladder and the importance of the Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference on the show. Continue reading

AFL-CIO ST Liz Shuler discusses her rise through organized labor

In recent years, women have made massive strides in the labor movement and in the building trades specifically.

AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Liz Shuler joined America’s Work Force Union Podcast to share her history in organized labor, rising to her current position and to preview the North America’s Building Trades Unions Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference. Continue reading

IW safety official weighs the pros and cons of contractor prequalification

International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers Safety and Health Department District Representative Wayne Creasap previewed the Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference, contractor prequalification and more on the Oct. 13 episode of AWF Union Podcast. Continue reading

IW General Organizer for Diversity on climbing the ranks and the TWBN conference

The construction industry has been male-dominated and continues to be this way. Despite this fact, women are making steady progress in the industry.

International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers General Organizer for Diversity Vicki O’Leary joined AWF Union Podcast to discuss the upcoming Tradeswomen Build Nations conference and how she came up through the trades as an Ironworker. Continue reading

Insulators LMCT Deputy Director previews Tradeswomen Build Nations

Getting more women into the building trades is a continuous process. Mechanical Insulators Labor Management and Cooperative Trust Deputy Director Gina Walsh came on AWF Union Podcast to discuss getting more women into the trades, the upcoming Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference and her history as a tradeswoman.
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