Still Building the Foundation: Women in the Construction Trades


  • Susan Eisenberg

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    • Susan Eisenberg is a union electrician, a poet, and a national expert on gender issues in the workplace. This article is adapted from her new book, We'll Call You If We Need You: Experiences of Women Working Construction, published this spring by ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press.


For 20-some years, women have struggled to win training and jobs working construction. Here are some of their stories.