Award cites union activism
THE WASHINGTON WOMEN in Trades Association honored Local 290 (Bremerton, Wash.) Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Deanna Cain for union activism at the group’s 9th Annual Dream Big Dinner held Nov. 21 near Seattle. Cain was among six women recognized for their leadership roles.
Cain also serves as secretary-treasurer for the Bremerton Metal Trades, which represents workers at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. She previously served Local 290 as a steward and recording secretary.
The Women in Trades cited Cain as “a trailblazer for women in submarine repair, a job both physically and technically demanding.” The citation also noted, “… It’s her day-to-day activism that stands out. Her positive impact on workforce relationships and communication is achieved through an ever calm, respectful and honest demeanor.”