045 Japlan Allen – Iron Worker

By admin-alana, March 19, 2018



Japlan Allen is a Local 1 ironworker in Chicago. Japlan has been heavily involved in Chicago Women in Trades supporting other women into the trades and teaching a welding class. When she began her apprenticeship, one of her first jobs was on the Skyway bridge in Chicago.

This interview is part of a growing international archive documenting the experiences of women working in manual trades and non traditional employment.

Japlan was interviewed on 19/03/2018 at the Chicago Women in Trades HQ in Chicago, IL (USA).