Build Together – a video introduction

ALHI and Build Together collaborated to collect stories of women in the skilled trades, and a video was produced for the 2019 conference of the Building Trades of Alberta. Build Together, Women of the Building Trades is a national program of the Canadian Building Trades Unions (CBTU). 

The video for the conference includes segments of interviews with the first woman cement finisher for the City of Calgary who is a member of LIUNA Construction and General Workers’ Union Local 92; a Red Seal journeyperson welder and proud member of Ironworkers Local 720; an apprentice in the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association, Local 222 and an apprentice with the Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers, Local 110; a journeyperson welder, with a B-Pressure certificate, who is a member of UA Local 488; and a journeyperson electrician who is a member of IBEW Local 424. They speak of challenges and supportiveness, the importance of union solidarity and community, and their encouragement for women to choose working in the skilled trades.