Black History Month We Recognize CWA Leader: Linda Hinton



Ms. Hinton was sworn-in as Vice President of CWA District 4 on July 25, 2012, unanimously elected on April 22, 2013, re-elected on June 8, 2015, and again on July 29, 2019. Before that, Linda had served as a CWA Staff Representative from 1995 until being promoted to Administrative Director to the Vice President in 2007. In 2009, Linda became Assistant to the Vice President.
As Vice President, Linda represents 50,000 CWA members in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Her duties include the coordination of all bargaining, organizing, education, and political action within the District.
Ms. Hinton was born in Columbus, Ohio. She started her career in 1970 with Ohio Bell. It was not long before her excellent leadership skills were discovered and she was elected Vice President of CWA Local 4310. In 1984, Linda became the Local President.
Her labor involvement has been quite extensive. She is a current member of the Ohio AFL-CIO Executive Board, a delegate to the Northshore Federation of Labor CLC, a member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the CWA Minority Caucus, the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, the NAACP, and Pride at Work. Her involvement in community activism also includes Stand Up Ohio for Good Jobs and Strong Communities and she serves on the Board of Directors of the North Coast Credit Union.
Ms. Hinton is actively involved with her union, family, and community. While her family remains in Columbus, Linda currently makes Cleveland her home.