Service + Solidarity Spotlight: NABTU Launches Lean In Circles for Tradeswomen

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, led by President Greg Regan, have launched a series of Lean In Circles for Tradeswomen events. More than 75 events already have taken place or are scheduled for later this year in the United States and Canada. More than 700 women are participating in the program. The circles give tradeswomen the chance to voice their concerns about persistent bias and harassment in the industry and helps them navigate the associated challenges, such as being assigned lesser duties to unwanted sexual advances. Lean In Circles for Tradeswomen is a joint program from the North America's Building Trades Unions, LeanIn.Org, the AFL-CIO and Build Together, a workforce development program from Canada’s Building Trades Unions.