Women at Work™

Women rise strong in the building trades

 Boilermakers and other union women flood downtown Minneapolis during a rally.

THE POWER OF women in the trades was palpable at the international Tradeswomen Build Nations conference in Minneapolis October 11-13.

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Women at Work caucus holds inaugural meeting

Women At Work™ participants launch the Boilermakers’ new women’s caucus.

GIVEN THE HIGH priority of supporting sisters in the union, and with an eye toward adding more women to the ranks, Boilermakers launched its new women’s caucus, tentatively called Women At Work&tra

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Tradeswomen roar at Women Build Nations conference

IR Erica Stewart helps emcee the plenary sessions at Women Build Nations.

Over 50 Boilermakers attend eighth annual event

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Union craft inspires art for Local 359 member

Hilary Peach travels out of Local 359 and often does confined space jobs in pulp mills. Here she welds tubes to a header. Photo courtesy of Gord Kappel.

Hilary Peach’s first poetry book out now

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A sister’s journey in the Brotherhood

Angie Holder is a 20-year member of Local 363 in East St. Louis, Illinois.

Mutual respect between the sexes is vital for success

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L-146’s Holroyd makes history as Alberta AIT chair

Alberta Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt congratulates L-146 member j’Amey Holroyd upon her appointment as AIT board chair.

She is first trade unionist and first woman to head the board

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Building Trades will host Women Build Nations conference

Locals, other labor bodies urged to send members

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My other life: Stefanie Hamilton, welder

Stefanie Hamilton pauses in front of a welding photo at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton.

STEFANIE HAMILTON, OWNER of The Beach House, a home-based salon in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, says she needs nails in her life to keep her in touch with her feminine side.

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Delisle makes Boilermaker history

Nathalie Delisle

NATHALIE DELISLE, A member of Local 271 (Montreal, Quebec), raised the bar for women Boilermakers this summer by becoming the first female in North America to compete in a national Boilermaker apprentice competition.

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