Women in the Trades

Nationally, women have never accounted for more than 3 percent of building trades workers. We asked three women building trades workers to share their stories.

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IBEW 48: More diverse than it used to be

A new online video by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) calls attention to diversity in Portland-headquartered Local 48. Local 48 was an all-white all-male union until 1941, but today, about one in five are