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About cklewick

Cassandra Klewicki is a Union Carpenter out of UBC local 290 and a co-founder at Tradeswomen Building Bridges. She is a graduate student at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies.

We Demand Better!

On June 18th, the TBB delegates attended their second demonstration, this time alongside tens of thousands of UK workers. The march and subsequent rally in Parliament Square, was organized by the Trades Union Congress, a federation of trades unions akin … Continue reading

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Tradeswomen Networking Days

Our 2022 London Delegation ended with two jam packed days of networking to connect our North American tradeswomen with delegates from across the world. The goal was to share knowledge and build connections for future collaboration. We were hosted at … Continue reading

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Training College Visits

College of North East London (CONEL) Some of our delegates had an opportunity to visit CONEL which is the first completely free trades college in England. They offer training and apprenticeships in many manual trades and they offer several construction … Continue reading

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Site Visit Highlights

Our London delegates have toured job sites all over the city over the past few days. We wanted to take time to highlight some of them. Thank you to the contractors and union partners for supporting our mission of elevating … Continue reading

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Grenfell Tower Memorial March

Written by TBB delegate Soph R Davenberry of Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association, Local Union 66 On June 14th, 2022, TBB Delegates attended the Grenfell Tower Memorial March in West London, on the 5th anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire which … Continue reading

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Thames Tideway Visit and Research Forum

On June 14th, the delegates were hosted at Tideway’s office for some presentations. The first being from CEO Andy Mitchell on workplace culture change and gender diversity. Then we heard from Women into Construction on the work that they do … Continue reading

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Islington Council Day

Our delegates partnered with the Islington Council to tour three different sites. The first was their Joinery Workshop where we met two women working with the council in carpentry. One has completed her apprenticeship and one is a 1st year … Continue reading

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Tradeswomen Building Bridges Community Picnic

The Tradeswomen Building Bridges Community Picnic at Caledonian Park on June 12th was a massive success. Residents of Islington came out to meet us, ask questions, and listen to our stories about being women in the construction trades. Member of … Continue reading

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A Final Visit to the Holloway Prison

On June 11th 2022, Tradeswomen Building Bridges delegates had an extraordinary day in the London Borough of Islington. We split into three groups for two different Heritage Walks and a curated tour of Holloway Prison. The heritage walks were led … Continue reading

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Welcoming the North American and Norweigan Delegates to London

Today we kicked off the community organizing aspect of our Tradeswomen Delegation. We welcomed delegates from across the USA, Canada, and Norway with a reception hosted by the University of Westminster. This is the beginning of 10 days of programming … Continue reading

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