Leaders from CWA’s Districts and several Sectors have chosen young members with passion and commitment to become Lead Activists in the Next Generation Program. These men and women all have the knowledge, energy, and organizing skills necessary to grow Next Gen at the local level, starting from the grassroots.
What We Do
Lead Activists recruit dedicated CWA members to join the Next Gen network as members and member-mentors. Starting in their own local unions, Lead Activists seek those who are willing to dedicate some time each month to improving the lives of their fellow young workers.
Our Leads and their recruits learn from the experiences of more seasoned members and listen to the concerns of young rank-and-file members. Together they help to develop Next Gen strategies to address those concerns in workplaces and in their communities.
Lead Activists train new Next Gen members and build coalitions with other progressive groups. They inspire both young and seasoned CWA members to take action for a better future for all of us.
If you’re interested in starting a chapter of Next Gen at your Local, find the Lead for your District or Sector below, click on their name and then get in touch!
Local 1037; Newark, NJ
Victoria serves on Local 1037’s Human Rights Committee, Women’s Caucus, and Next Gen Caucus. She was elected as a Shop Steward for New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities in 2010. Contact Victoria
Local 3104; Fort Lauderdale, FL
Idelisa became a Shop Steward at BellSouth in 2003, two years after starting work there. She is now Secretary of her Local. From the start, Idelisa has been devoted to mobilizing her fellow workers. Contact Lisa
Local 6222; Houston, TX
Nancy has been a proud CWA member for over 13 years and works as an AT&T customer service representative. She has held a variety of positions in her local and is currently a Steward, co-chair of the Women’s Committee, and a Lead Organizer. Contact Nancy
Local 9415; Oakland, CA
Jason serves as an elected Vice President of his Local in Oakland and has been a member of CWA for more than eight years, including seven years as a steward. Jason works for AT&T as a Prem Tech. Contact Jason
Local 27019; Seattle, WA
Krystle is the Government Affairs Chair for the Alaska Airlines Local in Seattle. She regularly lobbies in Washington, DC for a variety of issues related to labor and the aviation industry. Contact Krystle
IUE-CWA; Fallon, NV
Alex Goff is the Lead Activist for IUE-CWA. He is the Political Director of Local 89119 in Fallon, Nevada. Contact Alex
TNG-CWA; Washington, DC-Baltimore, MD
Chris Stergalas is an at-large Executive Council member of the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, TNG-CWA Local 32035. Chris is the Senior Online Organizer and unit chair at Working America, the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO. Contact Chris
UCW-CWA; Memphis, TN
Thomas is a lifelong Tennessean who got started in the labor movement supporting campus workers who were organizing for a union and a living wage. As a rank-and-file member of United Campus Workers CWA 3865, he served as one of the youngest Executive Board members. Contact Thomas