NYC CWC unites through rank-and-file engagement. We work to increase the number of tradeswomen by developing leadership, providing mentorship, and addressing recruitment and retention issues facing women in construction. We support policies that advance tradeswomen and union values.
We are a multi-trade coalition that champions the needs and issues of tradeswomen across NYC. We promote the ideals of unionism and advocate for respectful, safe, and quality work environments.
We believe in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.
Our vision is of an inclusive coalition, intersectional in our approach to this work, and honoring of the experiences and wisdom that each member brings to the table through their gender presentation, age, class status, educational/vocational level, and cultural identities.
Because our mission relies heavily on our public demonstrations of solidarity in sisterhood, members of the coalition will conduct their behavior, in all public and private forums, in such a way that elevates and respects all who act as stewards, allies, and recipients of the NYC CWC's works.
For trust to exist between members, confidentiality of NYC CWC conversations must be respected, unless consensus on public disclosure is met by a majority of the members present in the room.
We adopted Bylaws in July 2018. You can view them here.
What We'RE Working ON
We meet monthly to plan engagement activities and share updates on the work we do.
We are working to support the recruitment and retention of women in the trades.
We are sharing our experiences and knowledge with one another to support positive working conditions for women in NYC's building trades.
We are working to develop leadership skills and provide educational workshops that empower tradeswomen to be leaders in their fields.
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