(Not Enough) Women at Work

(Not Enough) Women at WorkJamie McMillan has a technique for dealing with a persistent problem for women in the skilled trades — the idea that a female on a work site means distraction.

The Hamilton journeywoman, an ironworker for 10 years, isn’t overly concerned that “some guys have an issue with you being a woman in their world.”

But she does have to deal with the assumption that men won’t do their jobs as well if a woman is on-site. It happens almost every time her union contracts her out for the welding and fabricating that ironworkers do at steel plants and other industrial sites.

Read the full article in The Hamilton Spectator

 

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