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Women at work
Cheri Foulker, 58, and Marsha Wilde, 45, are currently the only women permanent laborers for the Green County Highway Department. Foulker has been working for the highway department for 25 years, and Wilde has been there for about three months. To order this photo, click here. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - According to findings by the U.S. Department of Labor in 2014, female highway workers make up just 1.5 percent of the total number of people employed in the occupation. Green County Highway Commissioner Jeff Wunschel agrees the gap as clearly visible. "It's not a field too many women pursue," Wunschel said.