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Members of Local 4250


CWA Leaders Build Power at the 2022 Minority Leadership Institute

CWA leaders from across the union graduated from the 2022 CWA Minority Leadership Institute (MLI), held in person for the first time since 2019 and under the direction of CWA’s new Director of Human Rights, Education and Health & Safety, Angela Wells. The MLI program was established more than 30 years ago to promote the involvement of members of color and women at every level of our union. The CWA Minority Caucus, who led the push for greater education and training opportunities for underrepresented members, was one of the early advocates of the program. This year, thirteen CWA leaders, one from each District and Sector, came together for a week-long program to sharpen their skills in public speaking, organizing, mobilizing, collective bargaining, legislative advocacy, and building solidarity.

MLI 2022 Graduates at the University of Iowa


New Resources for Locals and Activists

Building an Anti-Racist Union: This training is designed to provide CWA members with knowledge and skills to build an anti-racist union. It includes three modules. Module 1: What Does Racial Difference/Bias Look Like In Our Workplace?; Module 2: Understanding Racism and Anti-Racism; Module 3: Building an Anti-Racist Union. Included in this resource is a slide deck, an instructor’s manual, several handouts and exercises. If you would like to access this resource, click here and fill out the form. Once your request has been submitted, you will receive a link to the available resources via email within 24 hours. 




Pride at Work Convention
August 25, 2022

NewsGuild-CWA President Jon Schleuss Receives Pride at Work’s Solidarity Award

He received the award for creating a new spirit of organizing and his inspirational leadership as an out labor leader.
2022 CWA Human Rights Conference
August 11, 2022

CWA Members Fight Against Injustice at the 2022 Human Rights Conference

CWA members from across the country gathered in Phoenix, Ariz., for the 2022 CWA Human Rights Conference, presented by CWA's Women's Committee and Civil Rights and Equity Committee.
June 29, 2022

CWA Member Honored for Pride Month

As part of its yearly celebration of LGBTQ+ leaders who are shaping the labor movement for the future, the AFL-CIO featured CWA Local 6215 Secretary Reginald Small.