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In Support of its Mission, the National Women’s Committee:

  • Encourages Locals to establish an active committee.
  • Creates programs and strategies to assist Local committees in starting and maintaining programs which are active in their local and community.
  • Educates on health, economic and social issues that affect women.
  • Encourages and supports women in fighting at the local, state and national level for legislation designed to improve the status of working women and their families.
  • Promotes and encourages women to run for elected public office and support candidates.
  • Support efforts to recruit and train women organizers in CWA’s effort to organize women.
  • Strives continuously to educate women on the labor movement while encouraging their involvement at all levels.

National Women's Committee Members


District 1
Elizabeth Mercado, Business Agent
CWA Local 1105

District 2-13
Shannon Opfer, Local President
CWA Local 2107

District 3
Yolanda Pearson - CWA Benefits

District 4
Grace Catania*, Unit Chair
TNG-CWA Local 34071, President

District 6
Sandra Strain, V.P. Avaya, Inc.
CWA Local 6016

District 7
Celeste Jones, President Local 7901

District 9
Pandy Allen, Secretary Treasurer
Local 9003

Cheryl Bacon, Secretary.
NABET-CWA Local 59053

Sylvia Chapman, Vice Pres.
T&T-CWA Local 4250


Sherrie Thompson, MEC Sec/Treasurer
Frontier - Local 27071

Ebony Burgess
CWA Local 81381

Public Sector
Natashia Pickens, Local President
CWA Local 6355

Janet Moore, President
TNG-CWA Local 37002

CWA Headquarters
Melissa Matos, Director of HR
CWA Human Rights Department

* Women's Committee Chair

Women's District Coordinators

Tonya Moore
District 1

Elaine Harris
District 2-13

Angie Wells
District 3

Jane Phillips
District 4

Kara Hutchason
District 6

Bonnie Winther
District 7

Judy RaPue
District 9