Iron Workers Establish Groundbreaking Maternity Leave Program

The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers  (IW) Union has established a new maternity leave policy for its members, Aileen Cho of Engineering News-Record reports. 

The Iron Workers (IW) is on top in establishing a paid maternity leave program for iron­worker women. At its annual conference in March 2017, Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) announced the groundbreaking move, that officials hope will boost recruitment and retention of ironworker women. The program gives qualified pregnant ironworkers up to six months of paid leave and up to six weeks postpartum."

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