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TRADESWOMEN ORGANIZED FOR OUTREACH, LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT (T.O.O.L.S.)

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OTI’s membership driven, TOOLS program fosters leadership and activism skills for tradeswomen and empowers them to advocate for quality, safe, and equitable workplaces and communities.

Visit the Tradeswomen Social Hour page for information about our monthly events.

Advocacy Initiatives

Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. helps support its members and allies through organized campaigns aimed at promoting fair and equitable hiring practices, and ensuring a healthy and positive workplace environment for tradeswomen.

Construction Equity Day

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Room 50, State Capitol Building
900 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301

A day for women and minority Journeyworkers, Apprentices, Pre-apprentices, Minority Contractors and our allies.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Tiffany Thompson.

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Community Benefits Agreement

OTI pushed for inclusion of journey level tradeswomen in contract language. A historic partnership between the Carpenters, Operating Engineers, Building Trades, Pre-Apprenticeship Programs and Community-Based Organizations. The agreement reflects a respect for community expertise.

Components of the MAWE CBA

Training Fund

Workforce Diversity Goals

Oversight Committee

Learn more about the CBA.

Tradeswomen Leadership Institute

The Tradeswomen Leadership Institute is an annual event produced by Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. in collaboration with the Labor Education Research Center at the University of Oregon to facilitate leadership development, advocacy skills, and unity among all women (union, open shop, self-employed and otherwise) working in the building, construction, mechanical and utility trades.

Participants of the Tradeswomen Leadership Institute learn how to be more effective leaders in their workplaces, unions, companies and communities while building relationships with and gaining vital support from a community of women who share similar experiences working in the trades. Participants can look forward to more in-depth workshops, more networking opportunities and more time to discuss the issues that are important to you!

The 2015 Tradeswomen Leadership Institute will take place September 25 & 26. Please return May 11 for online registration and additional information about this years event.

Other Leadership Training

Women Building the Nation
May 1-3, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

With an expected attendance of over 1,000 tradeswomen, union leaders, apprenticeship coordinators, contractors, and politicians, the fifth annual Women Building the Nation conference will be the most exciting and productive conference yet! OTI is here to help you get funding to go if you need it, contact Tiffany Thompson for additional information.

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Summer Institute for Union Women
June 23 – 27, 2015
Reed College Campus in Portland, OR

The Summer Institute for Union Women celebrates the solidarity of union women across boundaries of age, race, and nation. This summer, it brings us together in Portland, Oregon for skill building, education, and fun. Rank-and-file members, staff members, and officers from across the West will gather to share strategies, information, experience, and skills.

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LERC AFL-CIO Summer School
August 7 – 9, 2015
Global Scholars Hall, University of Oregon Campus in Eugene, OR

Throughout the LERC AFL-CIO Summer School weekend, participants meet to share insights and ideas in educational core courses & workshops and small group discussions. There are lots of opportunities to connect with union members from around the state.

3934 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. #101  |  Portland, Oregon 97212  |   phone: 503.335.8200  |  fax: 503.249.0445

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