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Women encouraged to enter building trades

Women encouraged to enter building trades


JULIANA:
YOUNG WOMEN GATHERED IN HOLYOKE
TODAY WHERE THEY WERE ENCOURAGED
TO TRAIN FOR HIGH PAYING
CONSTRUCTION JOBS.
22NEWS REPORTER SY BECKER WAS AT
DEAN TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL WHERE
THE
THEME WAS “EQUAL PAY REGARDLESS
OF GENDER.”
A JOB FAIR AT DEAN TECH IN
HOLYOKE GAVE HUNDREDS OF YOUNG
WOMEN THE
OPPORTUNITY TO SEE WHAT JOBS ARE
AVAILABLE IN THE BUILDING
TRADES.
AND WHAT THOSE JOBS PAY.
OPERATING ENGINEER CONTINA BROOK
WORKS AT THE MGM CASINO
CONSTRUCTION SITE IN DOWNTOWN
SPRINGFIELD WHERE SHE EARNS THE
UNION
SCALE OF 34 DOLLARS AN HOUR
HELPING TO INSTALL ELEVATORS.
BROOK:
THROUGH THE UNION WE GET PAID AN
EQUAL WAGE AND IN THE REGULAR
WORK FORCE, A WOMAN GETS PAID
78 CENTS TO THE MAN’S DOLLAR.
IT’S NOT FAIR WHEN YOU GO
THROUGH THE UNION
EVERYTHING IS FAIR
THE TRADE SCHOOL STUDENTS, MANY
FROM WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS
WERE ENCOURAGED BY THE PROSPECT
OF BEING PAID THE SAME WAGE AS
THEIR MALE
CO-WORKERS.
I THINK IT’S VERY EMPOWERING TO
KNOW
THAT WOMEN ARE STANDING UP FOR
EQUAL RIGHTS AS THE SAME PAY AS
A MAN, BECAUSE WE WORK
HARD AND WE DON’T GET NO
RECOGNITION FOR IT.
.
THE YOUNG WOMEN AT THE HOLYOKE
CAREER FAIR ATTEND 18 TRADE
SCHOOLS AROUND THE
STATE.
ALL ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN
VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL
EDUCATION
PROGRAMS..
IN HOLYOKE SY BECKER 22NEWS…

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

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