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Next Generation

CWA Next Generation


Next Gen in DC

Next Generation is a network of thousands of union members 35 and under in all districts and sectors who are mobilizing in support of CWA’s mission and goals. By contributing to  CWA’s core programs—including CWA Strong, Human Rights, Organizing, and Political Action—and strengthening our ties with local, regional, and national allies, we are building a robust foundation for the future of the labor movement. Our work is spearheaded by a team of Lead Activists who guide and advocate for our members.

Above all, CWA Next Gen is helping young workers contribute their knowledge, energy, and commitment to CWA’s fight for economic and social justice. If you're a CWA member who is 35 or under and want to learn and lead, you belong in Next Gen.

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Local 7799 Labor Ball
March 20, 2023

Joy and Community at Local 7799’s Queer Liberation Ball

On February 25th, CWA Local 7799 hosted its first Union Ball for Queer Liberation in Colorado Springs to bring some joy to the labor and queer community and build resilience together. Members of the five labor unions making up Local 7799 were joined and supported by members of CWA Next Gen, the Colorado AFL-CIO, IBEW Local 1111, the Colorado Education Association, the Teamsters, and more.
Broadband Brigade
March 20, 2023

Broadband Brigade on the Move

A lot of you have heard about the Broadband Brigade and the Build Broadband Better initiative at CWA, but you might not know what we’ve been doing recently.
Halleli Zacher-Evergreen
March 20, 2023

Five Questions for Halleli Zacher of the Evergreen Workers Union

Today we’re launching a new series in which we talk to young workers across the country who are making “good trouble” as John Lewis taught us—and making a big difference. First up is Halleli Zacher who works for Washington Conservation Action and is a member of the Evergreen Workers Union, Local 7800 in Washington State. Halleli is on the organizing committee and the “Ministry of Solidarity and Joy.” Halleli was kind enough to sit down with me a couple of weeks ago for a short Q and A session, so I could learn more about her journey as a young leader.