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About CWA

Members of the Communications Workers of America are part of one of America’s largest and most diverse unions.

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CWA TriangleWe 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 Claude Cummings Jr. and Secretary-Treasurer Ameenah Salaam. 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.

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CWA District Map

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.

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Sectors and Industries

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Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA)

AFA-CWA represents Flight Attendants at over 20 airlines.

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CWA Telecommunications

CWA's telecommunications workers keep our country connected with wireless and wireline service.

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CWA Telecommunications and Technologies (Independent Telephone) Sector

The Telecommunications and Technologies sector represents telecom members who work at ADT, AT&T (Legacy T), Avaya, Lumen/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 manufacturing and industrial workers in a wide range of industries including automotive, aerospace, furniture, and appliances.

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Public Health Care and Education Workers Sector

CWA's Public, Health Care and Education Workers sector membership includes social workers, educators, health care providers, computer programmers, heavy equipment operators, and corrections and police officers.

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The NewsGuild (TNG-CWA)

The NewsGuild-CWA represents 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.

The National Association of Broadcast Employees & Technicians (NABET-CWA)

NABET-CWA represents workers employed in the broadcasting, distributing, telecasting, recording, cable, video, sound recording and related industries.