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    :: Monday, February 04, 2008 ::

    Women seek tools for building trades - By Jane M. Von Bergen, Philadelphia Inquirer
    Union carpenters usually need to find their own work among union contractors.

    Barnett remembers times she would go from job site to job site looking for work, but "we were told they were not hiring" - even when white-male carpenters vouched for her abilities.

    Padin said it was not enough to give speeches and set quotas. More important is to investigate the many reasons why more women and minorities are not in the trades, and then fix those problems. But, she said, don't blame it on the women.

    "What are the things that make people not want to be there?" she asked. "Why wouldn't someone want to be in the union and make $35 an hour?"
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