The Labor Tribune

Labor News From Our Region

MoWIT to host Indian tradeswomen at Women Build Nations conference

September 11, 2017 by admin in Labor News From Our Region with 0 Comments

BUILDING BRIDGES: Missouri Women in Trades (MoWIT) President Beth Barton (right) shares the work her group is doing to support women in trades with Labor leaders during a conference at the V.V. Giri Labour Institute as part of the first U.S. Delegation of Tradeswomen to India. The journey will continue in October when MoWIT hosts four Indian tradeswomen on a visit to St. Louis and the Women Build Nations conference in Chicago. – Noreen Buckley photo

Meet and greet with delegation scheduled for Oct. 11

By SHERI GASSAWAY
Correspondent

In January, Missouri Women in Trades (MoWIT) President Beth Barton was part of the first U.S. Delegation of Tradeswomen to India to build an international network of support.

The effort will continue in October when four Indian women – two tradeswomen and two supporters – travel to St. Louis to meet with union leaders, organizers and construction workers before heading to the Women Build Nations Conference in Chicago.

“We are so excited about this opportunity,” said Barton, a Tarlton superintendent and Carpenters Local 1596 member. “We are honored to host these women as part of continuing the conversation to advance tradeswomen’s’ rights.”

The group will arrive in St. Louis on Oct. 9. While here, they will:

• Tour the St. Louis area.

• Visit the apprenticeship and training centers of Bricklayers Local 1, Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Trades Local 1 and the St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters District Council

• Visit a jobsite.

• Address the Carpenters District Council at its meeting.

MEET AND GREET

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, there will be a meet and greet with the tradeswomen from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carpenters District Council Union Hall at 1401 Hampton Ave. in St. Louis. Food and beverages will be provided and all trades are invited. Please RSVP for the event by emailing info@mowit.org.

WOMEN BUILD NATIONS CONFERENCE

On Oct. 12, the Indian delegates will travel with several St. Louis-area tradeswomen to Chicago for the Women Build Nations conference, co-sponsored by the North American Building Trades Unions and Chicago Women in the Trades.

The conference, now in its seventh year, brings together women from multiple construction crafts to build leadership skills, learn strategies for overcoming challenges and unite around common issues.

For more information on the conference or to register, visit chicagowomenintrades2.org or call (312) 942-1444.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

*

Search by keyword
Recent Posts
  • Lies and distortions: RTW ‘opinion’ piece is second wave of Big Money’s efforts to trick voters
  • Donate to the ‘$8 for 8’ campaign to defeat RTW
  • Mobilize Missouri holding grassroots political gathering
  • UFCW 655’s Cook elected International Vice President
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 members, contractors lend helping hand to Arnold Food Pantry
  • North County Labor Club helps keep Food Pantry doors open
  • JeffCo Labor Club hosting annual Comedy Night Oct. 14 to benefit local charities
  • Missouri Democratic Party chairman outlines priorities for upcoming legislative election
wordpress visitor counter

505 South Ewing Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103

Ph: 314.535.9660
Fx: 314.531.6131

info@labortribune.com


View Larger Map

Contact us with your comments and news tips!

Your Name:

Your Email Address:

Your Message:





PLEASE NOTE: Depending on your browser settings, the PDF links on this site may automatically download to your computer.