Next Generation Lead Activists | Communications Workers of America

Next Generation Lead Activists

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! 

Victoria Fisher

VICTORIA FISHER, DISTRICT 1

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 

Justin Tapia

JUSTIN TAPIA, DISTRICT 2-13

Justin is serving his second term as the elected Executive Vice President for Local 2106 on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He has been a member of CWA for seven years and a steward for six. Contact Justin 

Amanda Bratcher

AMANDA BRATCHER, DISTRICT 3

Local 3808; Nashville, TN

Amanda has been a proud CWA member for over 8 years and works as an AT&T Small Business Collections Representative. She started as a Local Steward in 2011 and then became an Area Rep in 2013. She still holds her Area Rep title today. Contact Amanda

Nancy Barrios

NANCY BARRIOS, DISTRICT 6

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

Carissa Hahn

CARISSA HAHN, DISTRICT 7

Local 37083; Bothell, WA

Carissa has been a CWA member through AT&T Mobility for 4 years. She is the Unit Vice-President for Local 37083 and the Mobilization Coordinator for Washington state during the 2017 contract negotiations. Contact Carissa

Jason Montgomery

JASON MONTGOMERY, DISTRICT 9

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

Krystle Berry

KRYSTLE BERRY, AFA-CWA

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

Alex Goff

ALEX GOFF, IUE-CWA

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

Thomas Walker

THOMAS WALKER, UCM-CWA

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