NYC Unions Recruiting More Women

By Construction Dive's Kim Slowey, Contributing Editor

Recruitment of women into New York City union apprenticeship programs is up 50%, according to a Commercial Observer op-ed piece penned by Kathleen Culhane, president of Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW), and Gary LaBarbera, president of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York (BCTC).

Each of BCTC’s apprenticeship programs have committed to recruiting up to 15% of their enrollees from NEW’s pre-apprenticeship training programs. The officials claim that the partnership between the two organizations has increased the number of women in New York City trades by 20% since 2006."

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