NewsGuild of New York Celebrates Historic Vote for CWA Leadership
NEW YORK – The NewsGuild of New York released the following statement from President Susan DeCarava in response to the historic vote to elect Claude Cummings Jr. as the next President and Ameenah Salaam as the next Secretary-Treasurer of the Communications Workers of America, the parent union of The NewsGuild-CWA. Cummings will be the union’s first-ever Black President. Salaam is the first Black person to hold the Secretary-Treasurer post.
“We stand with our union siblings in celebrating the historic election of Claude Cummings as President and Ameenah Salaam as Secretary-Treasurer of the Communications Workers of America. Today’s vote reflects CWA’s commitment to union democracy and to the progressive values we have advanced in the labor movement. I am proud that CWA’s new leadership reflects who we are as a union and brings us closer to the ideals of equity that our members fight for in the workplace every day.”
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