Next Generation Program

Who is going to strengthen and lead our labor movement into the future while learning from and respecting its past? The Next Generation, that’s who.


Through its Next Generation program, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is mobilizing members aged 35 and under to form a network of committed union activists across the country. Next Gen activists bring youthful energy and unique insights to the task of advancing economic and social justice. We are fighting for:

  • Good Jobs
  • Bargaining and Organizing Rights
  • Democracy and Economic Justice
  • An End to Wall Street Greed
  • Racial, Gender, and LGBTQ Rights

Next Gen members embrace creative organizing approaches and new media in order to mobilize and empower workers. And we are building strong alliances with progressive allies, including students, immigrant rights advocates, LGBTQ activists, and environmentalists. We know we’re all in this together.

If you’re a CWA member who is 35 or under and want to learn and lead, you belong in Next Gen.

Be part of CWA’s future.

Join us.