Another comical character is Toki, the strong, plucky fore-woman of the female iron workers. Jack Fletcher describes Toki as “a working-class hero.” “She’s like one of those characters in Shakespeare who you always look forward to appearing because of their very funny comments on the scene,” says Fletcher. “She and her husband are a sort of Alice and Ralph Kramden, but they are also the spine of the community – the people who are just barely getting by, punching the clock, dreaming of better days, but also filled with pride and honesty.