Members of the Communications Workers of America are part of one of America’s largest and most diverse unions. We work not just in the communications and information industries, but also in the news media, the airlines, broadcast and cable television, public service, higher education and health care, manufacturing, in high tech and more.
CWA's top elected officers are President Chris Shelton and Secretary-Treasurer Sara Steffens. CWA's Executive Board governs the union between conventions. The Executive Board includes the President and Secretary-Treasurer, the vice presidents of CWA’s geographic districts, sectors and industries and other leaders.
District 1 - Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont; Frankfurt, Germany; London, England.
District 2-13 - Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia.
District 3 - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virgin Islands.
District 4 - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin.
District 6 - Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas.
District 7 - Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
District 9 - California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada; Hong Kong; Narita, Japan.
Sectors and Industries
AFA-CWA represents nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at over 20 airlines.
CWA represents over 300,000 telephone and cable TV services workers, including wireline, wireless, broadband, data and IP services, and electronic security systems and services.
The Telecommunications and Technologies sector represents members at ADT, AT&T (Legacy T), Avaya, CenturyLink, Frontier, Nokia, OFS (Atlanta & Sturbridge), and Windstream.
CWA Industrial Division/International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers (IUE-CWA)
IUE-CWA represents over 45,000 manufacturing and industrial workers in a wide range of industries including automotive, aerospace, furniture, and appliances.
CWA's Public, Health Care and Education Workers sector represents more than 140,000 workers including social workers, educators, health care providers, computer programmers, heavy equipment operators, and corrections and police officers.
The NewsGuild-CWA represents more than 25,000 journalists and other workers in the United States and Canada. NewsGuild members work at hundreds of news outlets and the Guild also represents spoken-language and sign-language interpreters and translators, social justice workers, employees of publishing houses and the staff of nonprofit organizations.
NABET-CWA represents over 10,000 workers employed in the broadcasting, distributing, telecasting, recording, cable, video, sound recording and related industries.