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Being an Ally: Supporting Tradeswomen on the Job
Being an ally is a verb and means taking both personal and collective action to create an inclusive, safe, and harassment-free workplace.
If you'd like to have CWIT conduct training for your Union, workplace, or apprenticeship program on how ally-ship.
Tradeswomen & Sexual Harassment
The #MeToo movement has resonated deeply for many tradeswomen. Tradeswomen have been fighting discrimination and dealing with sexual harassment since the doors to these still male-dominated jobs opened up as a result of affirmative action in the early ’80s. Women working in construction experience the highest rates of sexual harassment second only to women miners.
Stopping Violence on the Job: #WeAreOutiHicks
Outi Hicks was a Carpenter Apprentice (Local 701) from Fresno, CA who was killed on the job on Valentine's Day 2017. She didn’t fall from a ladder or touch a live wire — she was beaten to death by a co-worker who harassed her from the day they first met on the job.
Latisa Kindred, an electrician, teacher and CWIT board member wrote this account, and is organizing to honor and speak out on behalf of #WeAreOutiHicks.