Cleveland, OH -- Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen today swore in Linda Hinton as the new District 4 vice president. The President recommended and the Executive Board approved the appointment of Hinton to the position following the tragic death of Seth Rosen who had served as vice president since 2005. Rosen died in a drowning accident in North Carolina on Friday, July 20, 2012. He was 55.
Hinton, 60, has served as assistant to Rosen since 2005. She has served the union in many capacities over the years, most recently directing the district’s legislative and political programs and building a strong movement of workers and allies throughout the Midwest, most recently, the Stand Up for Ohio coalition. District 4 covers about 50,000 CWA members in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin.
CWA local union leaders and staff were in Cleveland attending a contract explanation meeting about the tentative agreement reached with AT&T Midwest.