Sue Jantschak is a business agent with the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights. After graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in veterinary technology and working in that field for thirteen years Sue developed allergies to the animals and had to leave the profession. Jantschak worked briefly in a bank but soon applied for the Carpenters apprenticeship after learning of the program. Jantschak recalls the difficulties she had during her apprenticeship and the general bias against women in the trades. Sue explains how she started attending union meetings to see where her dues were going and discusses the volunteer work she has done with the union. Jantschak completes the interview by discussing how and why she transitioned into a business agent, mentions that she was the first female business agent in Michigan and in the Carpenters, describes the job process and the danger the job poses.