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CWA President Cummings Meets with Next Gen Leaders

Last week, CWA President Claude Cummings Jr. took time to sit down, virtually, with Next Gen Lead Activists from several CWA districts and sectors. The CWA program, which is directed by Vice President Lisa Bolton of the Telecommunications & Technologies sector, is designed to identify, train, and promote the future movers and shakers of the Labor Movement. Next Gen participants are aged 35 and younger and are paired with mentors who provide guidance and resources.

President Cummings shared insights into his own journey, from humble beginnings at CWA Local 6222 to his current position as the leader of one of the most powerful unions in the country. In typical fashion, Cummings listened intently to the young leaders and took questions ranging from how to support striking union siblings to the best way to motivate young voters. The virtual rap session lasted well over an hour.

Axel Hawkins, Next Gen Lead Activist for the Public, Healthcare, Education Workers (PHEW-CWA) attended the virtual meeting with President Cummings and was recently featured in a newsletter story on her scholarship win.

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President Cummings with CWA Next Gen Leaders 
CWA President Claude Cummings Jr. joined Next Gen Leaders for a virtual rap session. Cummings shared advice and took questions from the group.