Welcome to the Policy Group on Tradeswomen's Issues (PGTI)

PGTI, a regional collaboration of construction industry stakeholders, including tradeswomen, building trades unions, contractors, government representatives, community organizations and researchers, has met bi-monthly since 2008 to work on the persistent policy failure to open up good jobs in the construction trades to women. 

Our three-pronged approach to increase women's participation in construction careers includes: recruitment, retention, and compliance and enforcement.


The Massachusetts Special Commission on the Use of Project Labor Agreements new study finds Project Labor Agreements save money, time and promote diversity.

The NERCC has released a great video to recruit women to become union carpenters.

PGTI has released a new one-page strategy sheet, "Game Changers," to provide stakeholders and community members like you with a short overview of the best practices for increasing women's access to quality jobs in the construction field.

Our Resources

Workforce participation data to support monitoring of Target Projects in Boston.

Finishing the Job: Best Practices for a Diverse Workforce in the Construction Industry for companies, organizations, and unions to develop strategies to build a diverse construction workforce.

Unfinished Business: Building Equality for Women in the Construction Trades to provide a historical overview of policy efforts to integrate women into construction.

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