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Timeline

A NEW LEGACY:  PAVING THE WAY FOR PROGRESS

1978
Federal goal of 6.9% as part of DoL regulations (41 C.F.R.60-4.6).
NEW created.

1980
New York District Council of Carpenters includes 30 women.

1980s – 1990s
NEW places women in construction, utilities, and transportation industries.

March 2004
700 women attend Opportunity Downtown – Women Working event to learn about construction opportunities for women.

March 2005
Mayor Bloomberg creates Commission on Construction Opportunity.

November 2005
City and NEW launch ad campaign, We’re Looking for a Few Good Women
Over 2,000 women contact NEW within three months.

January 2006
Construction trade unions target 10% of apprentice construction slots for women. NYS Department of Labor approves direct access for NEW graduates into union apprenticeships.
 
July 2006
MTA and NEW start subway and bus ad campaign.  NEW applications increase by 250%.

2006
NEW places 175 women in nontraditional jobs.

February 2007
Key NYC projects commit to a goal of 15% women in the trade workforce.

2007

New York District Council of Carpenters includes over 400 active women.

2008

NEW helps MTV Networks/Viacom achieve an average of seven percent tradeswomen over their 22-week project, peaking at nine percent. This pilot program serves as a model for other construction projects.

2009

NEW places graduates with 17 unions - an 88 percent increase over three years.

January 2010

NEW launches ReNEW, a green training program

NEW opens a second training facility in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

June 2010 NEW launches the Signature Projects Program.  Industry leaders sign on to commit large scale New York City construction projects to stated goals for tradeswomen hours participation.

NEW Nontraditional Employment for Women. 243 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011 (212) 627-6252

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