In 1973, 21-year-old Barbara Moore became the first woman to enter the apprenticeship program of Bricklayers (BAC) Local 1 of Maryland. A couple of decades later, she served as both president of the former local and as Baltimore chapter chair of BAC Local 1 MD/VA/DC. “A lot of people thought I wouldn’t make it this long,” Moore said at a ceremony honoring her 25 years of union membership in 1998. In fact, she just retired after more than 40 years of laying masonry, a tenure that included work on a number of Baltimore landmarks, including Oriole Park at Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium and the (Baltimore) Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary...read more on the AFL-CIO Now Blog.
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