CWA TriangleThe Communications Workers of America represents 700,000 workers in private and public sector employment in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. CWA members work in telecommunications and information technology, the airline industry, news media, broadcast and cable television, education, health care and public service, law enforcement, manufacturing and other fields.

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.

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CWA District Map

District 1 - Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

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

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, Hawaii, Nevada

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Sectors and Industries

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Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA)

AFA-CWA represents nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at over 20 airlines.

CWA Telecommunications

CWA Telecommunications

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.

CWA Telecommunications

CWA Telecommunications and Technologies (Independent Telephone) Sector

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.

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Public Health Care and Education Workers Sector

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.

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The NewsGuild (TNG-CWA)

TNG-CWA represents over 34,000 media workers at wire services, newspapers, magazines, labor information services, broadcast news, public service and dot com companies.


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

NABET-CWA represents over 10,000 workers employed in the broadcasting, distributing, telecasting, recording, cable, video, sound recording and related industries.

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Printing, Publishing and Media Workers Sector

PPMWS represents over 8,000 workers in a diverse range of occupations in daily newspapers, commercial printing and mailing operations, graphic design, specialty manufacturing, publishing and distribution as well as the U. S. Government Printing Office.