In 1988 Jenson v. Eveleth Taconite Co., the case that would become the very first class action sexual harassment lawsuit, was filed in our home state of Minnesota by a female worker at the EVTAC mine. (The story was later dramatized in the movie North Country.)We wanted to find out what it's like to be a woman in the trades 30 years later: What's changed? What hasn't? Listen in as firefighter Lindzi Campbell-Rorvick, iron worker Beth "Glo" Beattie, and welder Aleasha Hladilek swap stories about being on the front lines of feminism, working in traditionally male environments.
Resources mentioned in the podcast:
A Leg Up: Tips and Tricks for Women in the Trades by Beth "Glo" Beattie
Rosie's Social Club, a group for women in the trades, contact Lindzi.campbell[at]gmail.com or femilitiaranch[at]hotmail.com