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More than 400 young women recently learned what it’s like to be a Teamster. The students from 22 vocational high schools received valuable career advice from Teamsters Local 25 in Boston at the first ever Massachusetts Girls in Trades Conference and Career Fair. It was there that they learned about what it’s like to work in construction and commercial driving occupations.
March is Women’s History Month, and on March 8 we celebrate International Women’s Day. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #BeBoldForChange.
Women make up about 45 percent of all union members and are projected to be the majority by 2025.
March is Women’s History Month in the U.S., and this week was International Women’s Day. But while the Teamsters honor the accomplishments of women both here and abroad, it is apparent that the continuing struggles of working women are very real.
Joy “JT” Ferguson’s first construction experience was driving a 51-ton truck. The hardworking member of Local 959 in Anchorage, Alaska, quickly rose through the ranks to become a step-up foreman, and credits her success in large part to the opportunity afforded her by a Teamsters Union apprenticeship program.
Teamsters in Canada are active with a number of initiatives and efforts to improve the lives of women and their families.
March is Women’s History Month in the U.S. and March 8 marks International Women’s Day. The Teamsters Union recognizes and celebrates women’s accomplishments year-round; however, during the month of March we have a special opportunity to highlight Teamster women and their achievements.
Teamster women showed their Teamster power as far back as 1918, during the Spanish Flu Epidemic. Teamster women truck drivers participated in a national program to bring doctors and medicine to rural areas. They received commendations for their service.