Darlene Leineweber is a third generation electrician in Local 134 IBEW, based in Chicago, Illinois. Darlene has been a union electrician for 23 years and has always been active in supporting her union sisters. this includes setting up online support groups and also in their monthly women’s meetings.
This interview is part of a growing international archive documenting the experiences of women working in manual trades and non traditional employment.
Darlene was interviewed on 19/03/2018 at the Chicago Women in Trades HQ in Chicago, IL (USA).