Nontraditional Employment for Women Honors Local 79 Member


  At a June 5th luncheon attended by nearly a thousand people, Local 79 member Erika Glen Byam received one of Nontraditional Employment for Women’s (NEW) Equity Leadership Awards. For over 35 years, NEW has prepared, trained, and placed women in careers in the skilled construction, utility, and maintenance trades. Local 79 has been a strong supporter of NEW, and Local 79 Business Manager Mike Prohaska was recently appointed to Board of Directors.   Ana Taveras, herself a 1995 graduate of NEW, and currently the organizing coordinator for the Laborers’ Eastern Region Organizing Fund, introduced Erika and noted that Erika had just [...]