Apprenticeship Links



  • Good eyesight and excellent hand-eye coordination
  • Stamina to deal with long hours of repetitive work in all weather conditions
  • Strength and agility to assemble and disassemble the equipment
  • Willingness to continually upgrade skills in order to keep up with changing technology
  • Ability to keep a cool head in critical situations
  • Willingness to live away from home for periods of time, or at least vehicle availability for a 1-2 hour radius from home

Sisters in the Building Trades

Ms. Foundation for Women - Take Our Daughters to Work Initiative

Apprenticeships in the California Bay Area

The Rosie The Riveter Memorial

Maine -Women Unlimited

Women in Construction Company, LLC - Duluth, Minnesota

Women Tech World

New York City Tradeswomen Now and Tomorrow (TNT)

Chicago Women in Trades 

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)



Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW)

State Building and Construction Trades Council

National Center for Construction Education and Research

Federally Employed Women

Feminist Majority Foundation On-line http://www.feminist.org/

Women at War: Redstone WWII Female "Production Soldiers"

Institute for Women Policy Research

Labor Project for Working Families

National Association of Commissions for Women

National Committee on Pay Equity

National Council of Negro Women

National Council of Women&apos;s Organizations

National Organization for Women

Nine to Five, National Association of Working Women

National Partnership for Women and Families

National Women Law Center

Non-traditional Employment for Women (NEW)

Women Work!

 Women in the Workforce (University of MD)

Working Women’s History Project

Coalition of Labor Union Women: CLUW is a membership organization of union women that works on organizing women, affirmative action in the workplace, political action and legislation, and increasing the participation of women within their unions.

Feminist Majority Fund : The Feminist Majority was founded to promote women&apos;s empowerment through research, education and action.

Institute for Women&apos;s Policy Research: A public policy research organization dedicated to informing and stimulating the debate on public policy issues of critical importance to women and their families.

Labor Project for Working Families: The project works with unions to develop workplace policies for families through collective bargaining and public policy. Work and family issues include child care, elder care, family leave, flexible work schedules, mandatory overtime and more.

National Committee on Pay Equity: A national coalition of some 180 organizations, NCPE works to eliminate sex- and race-based wage discrimination, and to achieve pay equity.

National Council of Negro Women: NCNW&apos;s mission is to advance opportunities and the quality of life for African American women, their families and their communities.

National Council of Women&apos;s Organizations: NCWO is a bipartisan network of more than 100 women&apos;s organizations.

National Organization for Women: NOW&apos;s mission is to take action to "bring women into the full participation in the mainstream of American society now, exercising all privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men."

National Partnership for Women and Families: The National Partnership uses public education and advocacy to promote fairness in the workplace, quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.

National Women&apos;s Law Center: The National Womens Law Center uses a variety of tools to maximize its impact in bringing womens concerns to public policymakers, advocates and the public alike, including public policy research, monitoring and analysis; litigation, advocacy and coalition-building; and public education.

Awesome Books

The Manual for Survival for Women in Nontraditional Employment, By AUD Women&apos;s Project and NOW LDEF, 116pp., $10.00

Democratic Rights for Union Members, by Herman Benson, Prefaces by Victor Reuther and Clyde Summers, 245 pp. $10.00

Union Democracy in the Construction Trades, by Herman Benson, William Schendel, and others, 36pp., $3.00

The Rights of Employees and Union Members, by Wayne Outten, Robert Rabin, and Lisa Lipman, 602 pp., $16.00

Democracy is Power: Rebuilding Unions from the Bottom Up, by Mike Parker and Martha Gruelle, 255pp., $17

How to Win Past Practice Grievances
By Robert M. Schwartz,; 113pp., $10

The FMLA Handbook:
A Practical Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act for Union Members and Stewards
By Robert M. Schwartz,; 175pp., $10

Running for Local Union Office, by David Pratt, 86pp., $10

A Troublemakers Handbook: How to Fight Back Where you Work--and Win!, by Dan LaBotz, 262 pp., $17.00

The Legal Rights of Union Stewards, by Robert M. Schwartz, 179pp., $10

How to Get an Honest Union Election, by Herman Benson, 65pp. $4.00

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