Hahn named Tradeswoman Hero

Local 128 (Sarnia, Ontario) Boilermaker Christine Hahn 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.

Hahn, who is a journeyworker, joined the Boilermakers as an experienced welder who was looking for better wages and benefits. She was part of a group to establish a women’s committee in 2022 at L-128, and she serves as the committee’s Inclusion Specialist. (See “Local women’s committees benefit all members,” Winter 2022.)

“Women coming into the Boilermakers union need support on the job in order to keep the job,” Hahn has said. “I will bend over backward to make a sister feel welcome.”

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.