Fighting for Women's Equality

Blog Posts by Francoise Jacobsohn

Tradeswomen Tuesday: Tammy Snyder Priest, Millwright Apprentice, Local 1076 Indiana

December 22, 2015 | by

Future Tradeswomen Tuesday stories will be published by the Taskforce on Tradeswomen Issues, which unites local, regional and national expertise and action to support tradeswomen and women who want...
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Tradeswomen Tuesday: Judaline Cassidy, Plumber, United Association Local 1, New York City

December 8, 2015 | by

  I listen to music and sing all day on the job. The guys call me the Singing Plumber. Music is one of those things I would not be able to live without. It helps me through difficult times and makes...
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Tradeswomen Tuesday: Becki Yanosko, Journeyman Power Line Clearance Tree Trimmer, Oregon

November 24, 2015 | by

What attracted you to this work? I served in the US Army as a parachute rigger. I packed parachutes and got to jump out of airplanes and black hawks (a super-bad four blade twin engine helicopter...
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Tradeswomen Tuesday: Erika Glenn-Byam, Air Force Veteran, Laborer, NYC Local 79

November 18, 2015 | by

After Erika graduated high school in 1999, she applied for the Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) program, which prepares New York City women for careers in the construction trades. When she...
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Tradeswomen Tuesday: Suzannne Scheans, Navy Veteran and Retired Steamfitter, Local 290 Oregon

November 10, 2015 | by

I volunteered for the US Navy in 1975 to get money for college from the GI Bill. My test scores to enter the Navy were so high that I qualified for two very elite jobs. However, women were still not...
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Tradeswomen Tuesday: Saadia Walters, Carpenter, Local 157 New York City

October 26, 2015 | by

October 30th is Latina Equal Pay Day.  On this day, the average Latina finally makes the same amount the average white man did the year before. Today’s Tradeswoman Tuesday is a born and raised...
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Tradeswomen Tuesday: Robin Sullivan, Boilermaker Local 242, Spokane

October 13, 2015 | by

My name is Robin Sullivan, but everyone at work calls me Mouse. I am a Journeyman Boilermaker, and no I did not make a mistake by saying Journeyman. Blood, sweat, and I must admit, some tears went...
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Tradeswomen Tuesday: Sara Rick, Boilermaker, Local 83 Kansas City

September 28, 2015 | by

This is the second in the Boilermaker series brought to you by Tradeswomen Tuesday’s first Boilermaker Rose Lerini. What is your trade? I am an all-around Boilermaker from Local 83 in Kansas City,... read more

Tradeswomen Tuesday: Megan Solis, Boilermaker

September 15, 2015 | by

Tradeswomen Tuesday’s first Boilermaker Rose Lerini is reaching out to her sisters to make sure we meet more Boilermakers. Megan Solis is the first in this special series of the women in the...
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Blue Coble, Apprentice Ironworker, Local 75 of Phoenix

September 1, 2015 | by

Blue Coble, a fourth year Ironworker apprentice from Phoenix, Arizona, recently awarded “Outstanding Apprentice of the Year,” by her Local, is just days away from graduating her apprenticeship...
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