- Applications are due by December 17th! Spread the word.TBB is excited to announce that we are planning a 2022 #tradeswoman delegation to London in support of the #reclaimholloway project.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!
Category Archives: women
I receive a daily news digest for anything that crosses the internet with the terms “India,” “women” and “construction.” Today I received “A peek into the lives of women construction workers.” The article has lots of pictures and tells the … Continue reading
From the Times of India today, national laws, such as the Contract Labour Act, the Building and Other Construction Workers Act and the Inter-State Migrants Act, have childcare provisions for women working in construction. Mobile Creches have been available on … Continue reading
This is a terrific video by the BBC on the Kudumbashree Construction Companies. “Kudumbashree” is the southern Indian state of Kerala’s mission to wipe out poverty through community action and the empowerment of women. The literal meaning of Kudumbashree is … Continue reading
“When it comes to the scene of construction activity in India, images of poor workers–both men and women on faded torn clothes carrying red bricks on their heads–dominate the catalogue. Although India has progressed a lot in its 68-year post … Continue reading
This Jan 11, 2015 article by Nita Bhallo from Reuters describes the conditions of many of India’s women construction workers and the work of SEWA in training women and educating them on their rights. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/12/us-india-women-construction-idUSKBN0KL00920150112
I hope to visit the Archana Women’s Centre (AWC), near Kottayam in Kerala, when I am in India next year. The Centre is training women in the skilled construction trades. Here is an article from the Times of India on … Continue reading