West Virginians’ reputation for hard work knows no gender. A West Virginia construction union is working to put more women on the job. One woman says she likes working in construction so well she wishes she’d started sooner.
“As long as you put forth the effort, they see, you know, 'Even though she's a woman, she's busting her butt,’” says Alum Creek resident Leona Messer, now a working member of the Laborers' Union Local 1353.
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PHOTO CUTLINE: West Virginia construction unions, including the Laborers' International, say they want to increase the number of women in their ranks. (LiUNA/Facebook)