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Women in Construction

Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 2:27 PM

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Recent revelations about the Taliban's treatment of women in Afghanistan are heightening awareness of some disturbing trends regarding women here in the U.S. Since World War II American women have entered virtually every building trade and some now own their own construction companies. Yet women today still comprise less than two-and-a-half percent of the skilled trades workforce nationwide, denying many single heads-of-household access to high-paying jobs. And women continue to fight harassment and other forms of sexual discrimination in the workplace. One group of Northeast women trying to make some changes. 90.3 WCPN's Karen Schaefer reports.

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