Local 290 (Bremerton, Washington) Boilermaker Rachel Montoy is the latest woman to be named a Tradeswoman Hero by North America’s Building Trades Union. Each month, the program honors four journeyworkers or apprentices who go above and beyond in their trades.
Montoy joined the Boilermakers in 2011. Recently, she returned from a stint living in Japan and working full-time as a mechanic at the Yokosuka Detachment and upon her return she was elected as vice president of her local. Although she was out of the country, with the help of technology, she maintained her allegiance to her union, her duties at the local and at that time, her responsibilities as a trustee.
Montoy has sought many opportunities to represent her local over the years and strives to be a role model for young women interested in joining the union and the trades.
The Tradeswomen Heroes program was created in a joint effort between NABTU’s Tradeswomen’s Committee and Apprenticeship and Training Committee to spotlight the dedicated tradeswomen within NABTU’s affiliate unions.
Read more about sister Montoy: https://nabtu.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Rachel-Montoy.pdf