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 Flight Attendants at over 20 airlines.
CWA's telecommunications workers keep our country connected with wireless and wireline service.
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.
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.
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.
NABET-CWA represents workers employed in the broadcasting, distributing, telecasting, recording, cable, video, sound recording and related industries.