Committee on Civil Rights and Equity

The National Committee will:

  • Provide guidance and information to the districts and locals on the CWA Civil Rights and Equity program.
  • Keep the national Executive Board informed about civil and human rights issues that affect our members and communities, and when necessary offer a course of action.
  • Research, report and make recommendations to give direction to the convention delegates on current civil and human right issues.
  • Work along all sides of the CWA Triangle.

Major Program Goals

  • Work to fully integrate civil rightsissues with core work of the union.
  • Increase grassroots activity on civil rights issues.
  • Increase community visibility of CWA Civil Rights and Equity program.
  • Improve communications between CWA Civil Rights and Equity office and locals and activist.
  • Aggressively seek CWA representation in grassroots civil rights organizations that share our common goals.


National Civil Rights and Equity Committee Members

District 1
Gloria Middleton*, Secretary-Treasurer
CWA Local 1180
* Chair, Civil Rights & Equity Committee

District 2-13
Vera Mikell, Executive Vice President
CWA Local 2205

District 3
Andrell Hubbard, Vice President
CWA Local 3902

District 4
Diane Bailey, President
CWA Local 4310

District 6
Gerald Murray, President
CWA Local 6507

District 7
Fernando Roman, Jr., Vice President
CWA Local 7026

District 9
Frank Arce, Executive Vice President
Local 9400

Chris Kennedy, Director
Human Rights Department

Robert Barrow, President
AFA-CWA Local 26052

Evelyn Evans, Representative
IUE-CWA Local 81381

Dorethea Brown-Maxey, President
NABET-CWA Local 54043

Public Sector
Kendall Bell, Vice President
CWA Local 81381


View the District Coordinators.