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PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS PROGRAM

A state-certified apprenticeship-readiness program helping women prepare for careers in the skilled construction trades.

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A Respectful Workplace Program providing tools and support to create and maintain a safe, inclusive, and productive work sites for everyone.

 

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RECENT BLOG POSTS

Remembering Aida

  On February 27th, we lost a dear member of Oregon Tradeswomen’s community. Aida Aranda was a strong force, an inspiring person, and a growing leader. As a 25-year member of LiUNA and Local 737, Aida knew firsthand how important construction careers are for individuals, families, and entire communities. She also knew that these careers were critical for women looking to build a better life. Aida was dedicated to mentoring women coming up in the…

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Victory Against Discrimination!

At the beginning of 2021, Oregon Tradeswomen, alongside Pride at Work and the American Federation of Teachers, represented by Democracy Forward, the National Women’s Law Center, and Albies & Stark LCC, filed a legal challenge against the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). In this legal challenge, the parties argued that a Trump-era “Religious Exemption Rule” was unlawful and harmful.  The rule allowed federal contractors to discriminate against…

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Thick Skin: Field Notes from a Sister in the Brotherhood

With still relatively few women working in the skilled trades, we are always excited to hear about new media representing the experiences of tradeswomen. We are excited to share a new publication from Canadian tradeswoman Hilary Peach, detailing her two decades as a transient welder in the Boilermakers Union! The book, Thick Skin: Field Notes from a Sister in the Brotherhood, is a collection of Hilary’s journal entries, notes, and observations from her time working…

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