NW Labor Press

How can the construction industry attract and retain women workers? The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) decided to ask women in the trades that and other questions. In the largest survey of tradeswomen ever, the group obtained survey responses from 2,635 tradeswomen—almost 1% of all women working in trade occupations.

Here are some of the results, published in November:

  • UNEQUAL TREATMENT 48% reported that they are held to a different standard than their male co-workers, face discrimination in many aspects of their work, and sometimes contend with an unsupportive if not hostile work environment.

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