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In an Historic Vote, CWA Elects Claude Cummings Jr. President and Ameenah Salaam Secretary-Treasurer

July 10, 2023

St. Louis, Mo. – In an historic election, Claude Cummings Jr. was elected as president of the Communications Workers of America by delegates to the union’s 79th convention and Ameenah Salaam was elected Secretary-Treasurer. Cummings is the first Black man elected as CWA President. Salaam, who was elected by acclamation, is the first Black woman to serve as Secretary-Treasurer.


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