Over 50 IUE-CWA local women’s committee chairs from across the country met in Washington, D.C., last week as part of IUE-CWA’s National Women’s Program. The goal of the program is to develop and provide ongoing support for local women activists throughout IUE-CWA. The two-day event featured guest speakers, panel discussions, and various activities to help build internal organizing and leadership skills. CWA President Chris Shelton, Secretary-Treasurer Sara Steffens, and other CWA Executive Board members, including CWA District 6 Vice President Claude Cummings Jr.; CWA District 4 Vice President Linda L. Hinton; CWA Telecommunications and Technologies Sector Vice President Lisa Bolton; CWA Public, Health Care and Education Workers Vice President Margaret Cook; NewsGuild-CWA President John Schleuss, and Southeast Region At-Large Executive Board Member Vera Mikell spoke to participants and expressed their support for the program.
In addition, IUE-CWA Diversity Ambassadors recently participated in a training in Atlanta, Ga., to share experiences and learn from each other. The group of phenomenal leaders left re-energized to go back to their local unions and promote diversity and inclusion to strengthen our union.