February 22, 2021
Margaret Cook is the first Afro-Latina elected to the office of CWA Vice-President of the Public, Healthcare, and Education Workers Sector. She was elected by an overwhelming majority to national office in July 2019. A long time union fighter from the age of 21, Margaret showed true bravery in CWA United Campus Workers – Tennessee Local 3865 where she helped to lead the fight for $15 at the University of Memphis. Her local won that battle in 2021. She is a very active member of the CWA National Executive Board and several important sub-committees. Margaret is also very proud to be a third generation union member. She grew up in Harlem, New York with family roots in Memphis, TN and the Dominican Republic.
During Black History Month, CWA District 9 will profile CWA leaders. We salute and thank Vice President Cook for her years of service to CWA members and the labor movement!