Dec 23, 2020
Tureka (Tee) Dixon is a journey-level glazier (that’s someone who installs glass) with Local 252 in Philadelphia. She got into the trades because of the pay and benefits and stayed for the satisfaction of the work. Her kids are proud of their Mom. Tee received her Associates Degree and BA in Construction Management...
Nov 30, 2020
In this episode of Today’s Rosie we hear from Kelly Ireland, a 4th generation commercial plumber with Local 690 in Philadelphia.
Kelly shares her path to becoming a plumber and what she loves about her work. She describes how she has overcome challenges and found advantages to being a woman in the trades. Kelly...
Nov 10, 2020
In this episode of Today’s Rosie we hear from two different generations of tradeswomen who work for SEPTA, Philadelphia’s regional transit agency. Melody Wells has been at SEPTA for over 25 years and is now a 2nd class mechanic. Margaret Cobb has been at SEPTA for only 3 years and is now a 2nd class construction...
Sep 23, 2020
In this episode of Today’s Rosie we hear from Gwen Gibson and her two teenage sons about growing up in a family where Mom is a tradeswoman. Gwen works as a 1st Class Rail Vehicle Equipment Maintainer for SEPTA, the Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority.
Sep 21, 2020