Tradeswomen Archives

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Newspaper article from The Oregonian

I am a retired electrician from Local 6 IBEW

Donna works off of a lift at power plant in Los Angeles.

My name is Evan Serrill and I am a union sheet metal apprentice. I am a member of Local 16 in Portland, Oregon and have been in the trade for 13 months. Prior to beginning my apprenticeship in October, 2011, I was a non-union residential house…

Working as a carpenter in the Bay Area


Over the years, Jann Whetstone, electrician in IBEW Local 11, has collected tee-shirts that track her involvement in the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus, the Coalition of Labor Union Women, IBEW local 11's annual picnics and other events.

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Jean Parks has been a plumber since the early 1980's. This photo is a recent picture, taken about 2006, at the Port of Oakland.

Jessica L. Espinoza
Aircraft Mechanic since 19 years old
in a Bombardier CRJ900 inlet
Mesaba Airlines, DTW airport

Joan Weir, Bay Area General Contractor, Welder, and independent tradeswoman

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I have been a Union Carpenter since October 31st. 1979. 30 years has gone by fast. Don't ever let anyone tell you that a woman can not make it in a man's world! I am here to tell you that it can be done. Carpentry is not just for men. More women are…

Located near Louisville, Ky - Karine Maynard went from being a student of the Fine Arts to helping create & expand an artist / ornamental ironwork studio with her husband Matthew. They have been working side by side since 2005. Together they…


Madeline Mixer has been working to help open up opportunities for women in the trades since the early 1970's. She was influential in getting the California Apprenticeship Council to set goals to bring women into the trade apprenticeships in 1975.…
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