Oregon Tradeswomen Inc.

Tradeswomen fair is back

NOT JUST FOR MEN: Over 2,000 students and hundreds of job seeking adults attended the Oregon Tradeswomen career fair, back after the pandemic.


Interviews with 12 local construction tradeswomen reveals, no surprise: They want the same chance to succeed.

Donna Hammond takes charge at Oregon Tradeswomen

The longtime union rep has taken a leave of absence from her job at IBEW Local 48 to serve as interim director of Oregon Tradeswomen.

Construction unions push for job site culture shift

Two years after a noose incident on a downtown Portland job site, signs of change are percolating in the construction industry.

On the job with Iron Workers Local 29

Courtney Newberg found her dream job in a tough, traditionally male construction craft.

Noose incident leads unions to call for culture change in construction

When an apprentice encountered a noose on the job, no action was taken for weeks. Building trades unions say that's got to change.

Oregon Tradeswomen is moving to Gresham

On Jan. 10, the group will move into a newly renovated 8,300-square-foot space, part of the 5.5-acre Rockwood Rising development.

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.


Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. names Kelly Kupcak to succeed Connie Ashbrook. Barbara Byrd retires from UO LERC.

Oregon Tradeswomen wins $650,000 to recruit women region-wide to the trades

The grant is one of three the U.S. Department of Labor awarded nationally.

Tradeswomen recruit — at the Women in Trades Fair

The premier showcase for skilled tradeswomen continues to gain momentum in its 24th year.

Apprenticeship gets some long-overdue recognition

Sheet Metal Workers and Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. recognize ‘Women in Apprenticeship Day’

Construction: Not just for boys

Girls-only Construction Clubs are forming in Portland high schools, led by Oregon Tradeswomen

CWA Local 7901’s longtime president Madelyn Elder leaving office

She'll be succeeded by former AT&T employee Jeanette Turner

Women in Trades Career Fair

Over 2,000 women and teenagers learned about careers in construction at the annual fair.

Breakthrough: City of Portland commits to build union, and use minority workers and contractors

New “community benefits agreement” uses public construction spending as a public policy tool

DOL launches ‘green jobs guide for women’ at Oregon Tradeswomen

A DOL publication lists types of green jobs that are available, and the skills needed to get them.