Focusing on western Canada and US Pacific Northwest industrial communities during the mid-twentieth century, Laurie Mercier explores how myths about place and work have intertwined to reinforce gender inequalities in logging, mining, and long shoring. Through examining the activities of women’s auxiliaries of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, the International Woodworkers of America, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, the author traces how women actively reshaped the class politics, cultures, and spatial arrangements of their communities