Sisters in the Brotherhood (SIB) supports female members by providing assistance in obtaining craft training and leadership skills; by being advocates on women issues; and by mentoring new members and even potential members.
We’re proud that the doors to our union halls and gates to our jobsites have been increasingly open to women. The culture of our union and our industry is changing and Sisters in the Brotherhood (SIB) groups play an important role. It’s in these groups where our members mentor, network and encourage each other.
To meet the current and future needs of the industry, the Carpenters union regularly participates in a variety of recruiting and training efforts, including pre-apprentices. Pre-apprenticeship programs are generally partnerships between one or more unions and community groups, schools, or government agencies. But they are occasionally also run solely by the union, particularly when trying to recruit women. Sisters in the Brotherhood throughout the NASRCC continue to work on these initiatives to recruit women into the Carpenters union.