From the Berkshires to Cape Cod, Massachusetts is leading the nation on gender and inclusion on our job sites.
I’m thrilled to share that the Massachusetts Building Trades Council (MassBTC), the Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues (PGTI), Building Pathways, and Massachusetts Girls in Trades were recently honored with the prestigious Mark H. Ayers Community Achievement Award by North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU).
Here’s a video featuring our successful efforts: https://bit.ly/2UQv8Xr
The facts speak for themselves:
• In Massachusetts, the percentage of women in union apprenticeship programs is almost triple the national average of women in the construction workforce.
• 95% of all women apprentices in Massachusetts are enrolled in Union Sponsored Apprenticeship Programs.
• Union contracts guarantee equal pay and benefits for equal work.
Massachusetts building trades unions aren’t just creating great, life-changing careers. Every day, we’re diversifying the building trades and breaking down barriers to good jobs for all.
President, Massachusetts Building Trades Council