Tag: women

Machinists Union Launches Groundbreaking Program to Increase Women Involvement in Union

Throughout its history, the IAM has always acknowledged and respected the role of women in the labor movement, even when it was not popular opinion to do so. In fact, in 1911, nearly eight years before women were granted the right to vote by the 19th Amendment, the Machinists Union had already opened its doors to […]

Women in Rail—Steam, That Is!

Written by Dan Cupper, Deputy Editor-Railroad History, Railway & Locomotive Historical Society for railwayage.com Fireman Shelley Hall, left, and engineer Andrea Biesecker prepare to run around their Strasburg Rail Road passenger train at Leaman Place Junction (Paradise, Pa.), the short line’s connection with Amtrak‘s Philadelphia-Harrisburg, Pa., electrified main line. March 6, 2021. All photos by Dan Cupper. The […]

Women have a long history of surprising men in times of turmoil

By Justin Smith for the idahostatejournal.com During World War II, a massive propaganda campaign by the United States encouraged women to enter the workforce to keep the factories and industries running for the war effort. The face of that campaign became “Rosie the Riveter” with her sleeve pulled up over a flexed arm and the […]

Union Pacific aims to address barriers for women in rail

By Vesna Brajkovic, Associate Editor for progressiverailroading.com Women made up 5 percent of Union Pacific Railroad’s nearly 42,000-employee workforce in 2018, according to the Class I’s annual “Building America Report.” Believing a diverse workplace is a better workplace, UP leaders say they’re committed to boosting that percentage.  As part of that commitment, they’re working to […]

IAM District 9 an Unexpected Showstopper at St. Louis ‘Working Women’s Survival Show’

Members of the IAM District 9 Community Service and Human Rights Committee were the talk of the town at a recent outreach event, the “Working Women’s Survival Show,” outside St. Louis. Crowds flanked to the table – including an unexpected flash mob of Rosie the Riveters, which drew even more attention to the Machinists booth. […]

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September 2021