Women's History Month Profiles: Deanna Cain

Women’s History Month Profiles: Deanna Cain

Deanna Cain

This year, for Women’s History Month, we’re taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making women’s history across the labor movement. Check back daily for a new profile and meet some of the people working to improve not only their community, but also to improve conditions for working people across the country. Today’s profile is Deanna Cain of the Boilermakers.

As the business manager/secretary-treasurer of IBB Local 290 at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Deanna Cain rose through the ranks to become the Boilermakers’ first female business manager (she is now serving in her third uncontested term) and has proactively advocated for women at the shipyard since starting work there in 1994. Her activism started early when she spoke up to get gloves sized properly for women at her workplace, and today she continues helping women navigate such issues as sexual harassment.

Kenneth Quinnell
Wed, 03/09/2022 – 10:00

Updated: March 13, 2022 — 8:46 pm