CWA Member Honored for Native American Heritage Month
November marks Native American Heritage month. As part of its yearly celebration of the diverse contributions Native American leaders and activists have made to the labor movement and toward expanding the rights of working people, the AFL-CIO featured CWA Local 7019 Shop Steward Marty Bowman. Bowman lives in Window Rock, Ariz., and has worked for Navajo Communications and Frontier Communications for 30 years, currently as a services and sales technician. He was instrumental in organizing his co-workers in the self-contained bargaining unit on the Navajo Nation and was elected to the first bargaining committee for the unit. He lives and speaks the Navajo tradition every day of his work and family life. Bowman exemplifies the spirit of the Navajo tradition on the reservation and currently serves on the local school board. He also coaches and assists with Native Youth Sports including football, baseball, and basketball.
Additionally, AFA-CWA has released a new pin in recognition of Native American Flight Attendants and their contributions and influence to the history, culture, and achievements of the nation. More information can be found here.