Last week, 24 CWA members from eight states across District 3 spent two days learning and practicing political action and organizing skills. CWA Local 3808 in Nashville, Tenn., hosted a CWA Next Generation Activist Training, which was jointly sponsored by CWA Next Gen and D3. The training focused on helping participants build practical organizing skills and giving them opportunities to roleplay one-on-one conversations with fellow members.
When asked why the Next Gen program is so important to our union, participant Eli Stanfield said, "The union is intergenerational, from workers in their first jobs to elders with decades of organizing experience. Next Gen provides an opportunity to pass on that wisdom to the next generation of union leaders."
When asked why he is active in the union, participant Dan Warren-Castillo said, "I'm active because I feel like my future is tied up with the future of the labor movement. My dignity and well-being as a worker depends on the victories of the working class as a whole."
CWA Local 3808 in Nashville, Tenn., hosted a CWA Next Generation Activist Training to help participants build practical organizing skills and give them opportunities to roleplay one-on-one conversations with fellow members.