Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Women in the Trades

Start: Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:30 PM

This is an in-person event only.

The AFL-CIO is excited to present a panel event followed by a reception and book signing to close our exhibit "On Equal Terms" from artist and IBEW sister Susan Eisenberg, celebrating the history of women in the trades.


Liz Shuler
Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO

Brent Booker
Secretary-Treasurer, NABTU

Tarn Goelling
Director of Civic and Community Engagement, IBEW

Cordelia McKoy
IBEW Local 26

Will Attig
Executive Director, Union Veterans Council


Vicki O'Leary
General Organizer for Safety and Diversity, IW
Chair, NABTU Tradeswomen’s Committee


Hear from a panel of labor leaders and activists about the tremendous work being done to continue to build the recruitment and training and the leadership of women in the building trades. The panelists will shine a spotlight on the successful and growing Trades Women Build Nations Conference, on community partnerships that recruit women into apprentice programs, on the potential to recruit women veterans into the trades, and on how this all builds economic power for women workers. The full program will include remarks and a question-and-answer session and a reception.

In addition, join us for a final chance to engage with an exhibit celebrating the history of women in the trades, from Eisenberg. The stunning work is on display in the AFL-CIO lobby and reflects both the struggles and the achievements of tradeswomen.

An #IdeasAtWork event.
Space is extremely limited. RSVP required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.

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