- Congratulations to our 2017 India delegation Sister Elizabeth Barton and her Husband Jim on starting their own union company! Barton Legacy Builders will primarily work on #homeremodeling and #homebuilding . With a combined 45+ years in the construction industry, we know they will be successful. Call them if you need work in St Louis area.We’re excited to announce that one of our co-founders, Noreen Buckley will be featured tomorrow in the @goservicetitan 8 week master class for the trades!Covid-19 has caused us to shift our focus toward building #internationalsolidarity virtually. Over the past year, we have held many training exchanges with #tradeswomen organizations around the world.We are excited to announce that Tradeswomen Building Bridges will be partnering with the #tradeswomentaskforce and @cuny_slu for a #virtualevent on November 21st!The hardest worker on the job. 💪🐘Our 2019 delegation rocking their #buildtogether shirts from @tradieladiesofbc . The organization sponsored two of our #canadian delegates. Cofounder @prairie.fruit.bat is the chair of @build.together.sk . It is an amazing organization that supports tradeswomen across Canada and abroad!
Monthly Archives: November 2019
Amanda Kay Johnson, 3rd Year Carpenter Apprentice, Local 157 Carpenters Union NYC It seemed that everywhere I went in India that the theme of light followed me around. (I later learned from my time here that light and the concept … Continue reading
DELEGATION LEADERS MEET INDIAN OFFICIALS After leaving Archana Women’s Centre, the Building Bridges Delegation returned to the city of Kochi (കേരളം) for two days of meetings with the leadership and members of the the Kerala Kettida Nirmana Thozhilali Congress (KKNTC). … Continue reading
On Friday, November 8, the tradeswomen of North America and the women of Archana said goodbye after a week of discussions, site visits, media events, meetings with government and academic dignitaries and getting to know each other. More on the … Continue reading
By Katy Rhodes, Electrician, British Columbia In Kerala, the Archana Women’s Centre puts women through a 3 month program but often has trouble recruiting women because of their traditional views of women’s work. You can imagine that if the women … Continue reading
A monument to a monumental event: Women of Archana and Women of North America come together for gender and economic equality in the trades
By Noreen Buckley, Electrician, San Francisco Jayasree P. K. designed and built this symbol of women’s power to honor the great work that was achieved by the Building Bridges Delegation and Archana Women Center this past week. This statue marks … Continue reading
On Wednesday, the North American Tradeswomen and the Women of Archana discussed safety on the job in construction. Below is a summary of that discussion. In an effort to keep the issue at the top of our joint international agenda, … Continue reading
The women of Building Bridges shared the following photos that may be of particular interest to Operating Engineers.
By Jenna Lipinski, Canadian Bricklayer On Nov, 4 2019, a group of us visited a Mason Jobsite in Kottayam, Kerala. Members of our group included myself, Jenna Lipinski (Bricklayer, Canada), Jan Jenson (Retired Ironworker/Photo Journalist, US) and Chantal Krcmar (PhD … Continue reading
By Antoinette “Ant” Yap, Millwright from Vancouver, British Columbia I honestly had no idea what I was in for when starting this trip. In preparation for my trip I did my research, spoke to as many friends as possible who … Continue reading