The eight Sisters who recently graduated from the pre-apprentice program in Long Island were featured in Newsday, a popular newspaper in the Long Island area. Take a look at the feature below.
by Lynda L. Hinkle, Esq.
Pay equity is a hot subject in political circles and it affects women daily across the United States who, as a whole, earn an average of 77 cents on every dollar that men make. In unions generally, that gap is only 88.7 cents on the dollar, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. However, in the building trades, women are still heavily underrepresented. For example, in 2014, the National Women’s Law Center reported that only 2.6 percent of construction and extraction workers were female. Similar numbers exist across the trades.
On March 25th, Cynthia Mills, 34-year member, spoke to a group of women interested in the construction field and people from community organizations. The event was sponsored by the Baltimore Black Worker Center and the Building Trades.
Bill Becker, Project Superintendent with Michael Riesz and Company, introducing himself and overviewing his company’s history to the Pre-Apprentices.
The U.S. Department of Labor covered a feature story on Edith Clayton, who is a part of the Sisters in the Brotherhood of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters. To read the full article, please click here.