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About Us


The CWA Southern California Council (SCC) is a 501(c)(4) Labor organization founded for the purpose of coordinating the activities of the participating Local unions both independently and in cooperation with the activities of our International Union, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and to promote cooperation and understanding between CWA members.

There are currently 13 autonomous CWA Local unions representing approximately 27,000 active and retired members in the SCC, making it the largest of three Councils within CWA District 9.  All CWA Locals which are chartered by the CWA and whose jurisdiction lies in part or in whole in Southern California, are eligible for Council membership.

The SCC Leadership Team includes our Executive Board and Committee Chairs.


ChairmanT Santora (Local 9003)

Vice ChairmanSteve Maldonado (Local 9400)

Secretary TreasurerLisa Shafer (Local 9575)

Executive Board Representatives

AT&TArt Gonzalez (Local 9511)

Frontier/VerizonJennifer Wilson (Local 9575)

NABETLou Gabriele (Local 59053)

UPTEFernando Martinez (Local 9119)

Committee Chairs

Legislative & PoliticalBob Cole (Local 9510)

EducationMargaret Ferreira (9510) & Lisa Shafer (Local 9575)

Health & SafetyRobert Harris (Local 9400)

Community ServicesRose Whitney (Local 9400)

OrganizingJuan Ramon Alvarez (Local 14904)

Members AssistanceShelia Bordeaux (Local 9003)

EquityMaurice Washington (9400)

Women'sPandy Allen (Local 9003)

MobilizationMaggie McCormack(Local 9588)

Customer ServiceAndi Flores (Local 9575)