In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, Sophia Johnson stands for a photo outside a construction site where she works as a shop steward in New York. The latest federal data shows about 7.1 million Americans were employed in construction-related occupations in 2013, and only 2.6 percent were women.
In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, Sophia Johnson stands for a photo outside a construction site where she works as a shop steward in New York. The latest federal data shows about 7.1 million Americans were employed in construction-related occupations in 2013, and only 2.6 percent were women. AP
In this Aug. 14, 2014 photo, Sophia Johnson stands for a photo outside a construction site where she works as a shop steward in New York. The latest federal data shows about 7.1 million Americans were employed in construction-related occupations in 2013, and only 2.6 percent were women. AP

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