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CWA at a Glance

About District 7

District 7 Staff

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District 7 Staff

Vice President Brenda Roberts leads District 7. The District 7 leadership team includes three Administrative team leads and sixteen Staff Representatives and Organizing Coordinators. Each Staff Representative supports and mentors several locals within the District. Contact information for the District 7 team are listed below.

  Complete Staff and Clerical Assignment Chart as of June 2, 2017     

Staff and Clerical Roster at a Glance (June 2, 2017)

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District Headquarters

8085 East Prentice Avenue
Greenwood Village, CO 80111-2745
Phone: (303) 770-2822
Fax: (303) 793-7927
Vice President

Brenda Roberts

E-mail: broberts@cwa-union.org 

Josh Obie, Administrative Secretary

Email: jobie@cwa-union.org

  • All Appeals - Including Grievances/Arbitrations
  • Pediatric Aids
  • Union-to-Union
  • Charters and Bylaws
  • Compliance/Local Charges
  • Bonds
Assistant to the Vice President

Jay Boyle

E-mail: jtboyle@cwa-union.org

Valerie Katich, Grievance/Arbitration Support

Administrative & Computer Support

E-mail: vkatich@cwa-union.org

  • Qwest Bargaining Agent
  • Co-chair of Contractual Committees:
    • Health and Wellness Advisory Committee
    • Executive Work Council
  • Administration
  • Arbitrations
  • Membership Dues Coordinator
  • Staff Team Coordinator: Joe Gosiger, Mary Kay Pence, Bonnie Winther, Ken Saether, Garry Jordan; Also supports Ryan Weeks, Qwest Health Benefits Coordinator, and Kris Ricketts, Qwest OJA SME
Administrative Director to the Vice President

Susie McAllister

E-mail: smcallister@cwa-union.org

Valerie Katich, Staff Support and Dues Coordinator

E-mail: vkatich@cwa-union.org

  • District Legislative/Political Coordinator and PAF
  • Administration
  • Qwest Bargaining Agent
  • Co-chair of Contractual Committees:
    • Qwest Employee Development Council
    • Sales Compensation Plan Oversight Committee
  • Retiree Committee Coordinator
  • Mobilization Coordinator
  • Women & Equity Committee Coordinator
  • Clerical Support Manager
  • Staff Team Coordinator: Katie Romich, Jeanne Stewart, Paul Castaneda; Also supports Judy Fries, District 7 Retired Members’ Council President
     
Administrative Director to the Vice President

Al Kogler

E-mail: akogler@cwa-union.org

Libby Russell, Staff Support

Email: Lrussell@cwa-union.org

 

  • Organizing
  • Administrative
  • Facility Manager
  • Staff Team Coordinator
  • District Media Contact
  • Technical Committee Coordinator: Jeff Lacher, Jana Smith-Carr, Robin Gould, Glenda Winterheimer, Ted Hooker, Shannon Bade

 

CWA Representative

Katie Romich, Staff Representative

Email: kromich@cwa-union.org

Elle Robery, Staff Support

Email: rrobery@cwa-union.org

Assignments:

  • Idaho L/P Coordinator, CO L/P Coordinator, Next Generation Committee Coordinator  

Supports:

  • Colorado Locals 7708, 7750 and 7777; Idaho Locals 7603 and 7621 – final step discipline grievances/ ADRs/ arbitrations; training; compliance.  Also supports Colorado Sector Local 57052 and Lucent Local 7590 

Designated Bargaining Agent for:

  • 7708-Eastern Slope Cooperative, Buttons & Balloons, Master Printers, Riverside

  • 7750 – Budget; Avis

  • 7777 – Denver Public Schools; SEIU Staff
     

CWA Representative

Garry Jordan, Staff Representative

E-mail: gjordan@cwa-union.org

Elle Robery, Staff Support

Email: rrobery@cwa-union.org

Assignments:

DEX Bargaining Agent, Internal Organizing Coordinator, WY L/P Coordinator 

Supports:

Colorado Locals 7702, 7774, 7707 and 7743;Ski Patrol Local 7781; Wyoming Local 7601; Nebraska Local 7476 – final step discipline grievances/ ADRs/ arbitrations; training; compliance.  Also supports Sector Locals 14708, 27009, 27071, 37074, 57058 and 87020 

Designated Bargaining Agent for:

7774-St. Mary Corwin; Hospital Cooperative Laundry

7476 – Midwest Energy; Source Gas

7781 – Crested Butte Ski Resort; The Canyons Ski Resort; Steamboat Ski Resort; Telluride Ski Patrol; Taos Ski Patrol
 

CWA Representative

Robin Gould

E-mail: rgould@cwa-union.org

Elle Robery, Staff Support

Email: rrobery@cwa-union.org

Assignments:

New Mexico L/P Coordinator, Disaster Relief Committee 

Supports:

New Mexico Locals 7070, 7076 – where designated, processes arbitrations and public service hearings – and 7911; training; compliance. 

Designated Bargaining Agent for:

7070 – Albuquerque Public Schools M&O; Roswell Independent School District Maintenance, Security and Custodial; Albuquerque Public Schools Food Services

7076 – UNM Combined M&O & clerical support; Albuquerque Technical & Vocational Institute; Timberon Water & Sanitation; UNM Hospitals; State of New Mexico.

7911 – Dona Anna County Sheriffs

 

Jana Smith-Carr

Email: jsmithcarr@cwa-union.org

Libby Russell, Staff Support

Email: Lrussell@cwa-union.org

 

Organizing Coordinator
Ted Hooker

Email: thooker@cwa-union.org

Libby Russell, Staff Support

Email: Lrussell@cwa-union.org

 

Special Assignment Organizer
District 7 Counsel

Richard Rosenblatt

E-mail: Rrosenblatt@cwa-union.org

Stan Gosch

Email: SGosch@cwa-union.org

Libby Russell, Legal Support

Email: Lrussell@cwa-union.org

 


Phoenix, AZ 1951 W. Camelback Road, Suite 440
Phoenix, AZ 85015-3458
Phone: (602) 266-2620
Fax: (602) 266-2560
CWA Representative

Joe Gosiger

E-mail: jgosiger@cwa-union.org

Assignments:

CWA / Qwest Health & Safety Committee Co-chair, Arizona L/P Coordinator, District 7 Safety & Health Committee 

Supports:

Arizona Locals 7000 and 7019 and New Mexico Locals 7001, 7009, 7011, 7037- final step discipline grievances/ ADRs/ arbitrations; training; compliance; Also supports Sector Local 27056 

Designated Bargaining Agent for:

7000 – City of Tucson; Tucson Unified School District Supervisory; City of Nogales

7019 – Citizens Telecom

7037 – Silverstone Healthcare for Raton

 

CWA Representative

Paul Castaneda

E-mail: pcastaneda@cwa-union.org

Assignments:

Utah L/P Coordinator, Civil Rights and Equity Committee 

Supports:

Arizona Locals 7026, 7032, 7050, and 7090 and Utah Locals 7704 and 7705 – final step discipline grievances/ ADRs/ arbitrations and, where designated, public service hearings; training; compliance.  Also supports Sector Local 87124. 

Designated Bargaining Agent for:  7704 – ADT & Tyco

 

Glenda Winterheimer

gwinterheimer@cwa-union.org
 

Special Assignment Organizer
Staff Support

Judy Leyba

E-mail: jleyba@cwa-union.org
 

 

Minneapolis, MN 7301 Ohms Lane, Suite 125
Minneapolis, MN. 55439-2333
Phone: (952) 926-9000
FAX: (952) 926-9001
CWA Representative

Jeff Lacher

E-mail: jlacher@cwa-union.org

 

Assignments:

LP Coordinator for Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota 

Supports:

Minnesota Locals 7200, 7201, 7202, 7203, 7212, 7214, 7219, 7250, 7270 and 7272;  North Dakota Locals 7301, 7303, 7304; and South Dakota Locals 7500; Iowa Local 7110;final step discipline grievances / ADRs / arbitrations; training; compliance.  Also supports Sector Locals 14727, 14733, 27048, 27081, 37002, 57411 and 87140.

Designated Bargaining Agents for:

7110 –Clinton Community School Dist. Food Services; Clinton Community School – Asst’s & Clerical; Scott County Sheriff’s 911 Dispatch

7202 – New Partners

7203 – The Phone Station

7212 – Consolidated Telephone Co.  

7214 - PAW Communications

7270 – Frontier Communications of Minnesota

7272 – Garden Valley Telephone; Paul Bunyan Rural Telephone Co.

7301 – West River Telecom Co.

7303 – Dickey Rural Telephone Co.; Dakota Central Telecom Cooperative; Northwest Communications Cooperative; Reservation Telephone Cooperative; Missouri Valley Comm’s Inc.

7304 – Polar Communications Mutual; New Flyer of America; New Flyer USA 

7500- Santel Communications

 
7500 - Midstate Communications and ATV Holdings, LLC

 

Campaign Lead

Shannon Bade

E-mail: sbade@cwa-union.org

 

Special Assignment Organizing
Staff Support

Eileen Dahlen

E-mail: edahlen@cwa-union.org     

 

           

 

 

 


Des Moines, IA 6200 Aurora Avenue, Suite 503E
Urbandale, IA 50322
Phone (515) 278-5551
FAX: (515) 278-0237
CWA Representative

Bonnie Winther

E-mail: bwinther@cwa-union.org

Assignments:

Iowa L/P Coordinator, Women’s Committee  

Supports:

Iowa Locals 7100 7101, 7103, 7170, 7173, 7175, 7176, 7177, 7181 and 7290 – final step discipline grievances / ADRs / arbitrations / bargaining; training; compliance for Locals 7103, 7170, 7173, 7175, 7176, 7181 and 7290.  Also supports Sector Locals 14744, 37123, and 57045. 

Designated Bargaining Agent for:

All Public Sector grievances, hearings, arbitrations, and bargaining in Locals 7100, 7101, 7102, 7170, 7171, 7172, 7173, 7175, 7176 and 7177.

7101 – Cedar County Sheriff’s Dept.; Cedar Rapids Public Library,

Adcraft Printing

7102 – City of Waukee, LC Printing

7103 –  City of Council Bluffs Clerical/Technical; Sioux City Public Library; Woodbury County Secondary Roads; Council Bluffs Community School District;

7170 – AEA 267; Blackhawk County Country View; Dickey’s Printing

7171 – SAC County 2nd Roads Dept.

7172 – Kossuth County Sheriffs

7173 – Calhoun County Secondary Roads Dept.; Pocahontas Secondary Roads Dept.; Pocahontas County Sheriff’s; City of Pocahontas Iowa

7175 – New Aldaya Health Center; Waterloo Public Library

7176 – City of Burlington IA Police Dept.; City of West Burlington Police; Des Moines County Courthouse, Des Moines County Deputies; City West Burlington Public Works and Office Personnel; DECOM 911 Center.

7177 – Woodbury County Deputies, Woodbury County Correctional Officers

7181 – Great River Medical Center

CWA Representative

Mary Kay Pence

E-mail: mpence@cwa-union.org

Assignments:

Nebraska L/P Coordinator, District Education Committee Coordinator 

Supports:

Nebraska Locals 7400, 7401, 7470, and 7471; and Iowa Locals 7102, 7108, 7109, 7110, 7171 and 7172 – final step discipline grievances / ADRs / arbitrations.  Also handles all Private Sector grievances / ADRs / arbitrations / Bargaining in Locals 7101, 7102, 7103, 7108, 7109, and 7110; training; compliance. 

Designated Bargaining Agent for:

7101 – South Slope Coop.; Mediapolis Telephone Company

7102 – IA Federation of Labor; SC IA Federation of Labor; Des Moines Area Local APWU; Coon Valley Cooperative Telephone; Citizens Mutual

7171 – Frontier Communications

7172 – Windstream

7400 – Centris Federal Credit Union

7401 – City of Broken Bow; Hall County Roads; Scotts Bluffs County

  Corrections; Hamilton County Highway Department

7470 – Windstream NE; Windstream Systems; Falls City Supervisors and Jefferson County dispatchers and Fairbury Police

7471 – Citizens Communications

Staff Support

Alison Grovo

E-mail: agrovo@cwa-union.org 

 


Seattle, WA
19032 66th Avenue South
Suite # C-105
Kent, WA 98032
Phone: (206) 575-1170
FAX: (425) 656-1251
CWA Representative

Ken Saether

E-mail: ksaether@cwa-union.org 

 

Oregon L/P Coordinator, Montana L/P Coordinator

Supports:

7800-Seattle

7803-Renton

7804-Tacoma

7901- Portland

7670- Coeur d’Alene, ID

Airline Sector: 27016, 27017, 27019, 27030, 27039, 27056

Designated Bargaining Agent for:

7800 – MV Transportation, DGM, Teledata Systems, IATSE Local 15

7803 – Coal Creek Utility District, King County Water District 25, Simmco, Teknon

7670 – Frontier [formerly Verizon, formerly GTE of the NW]

 
CWA Representative

Jeanne Stewart

E-mail: jstewart@cwa-union.org

Washington L/P Coordinator, AT&T Mobility Coordinator, Members’ Relief Fund Coordinator

Supports:

7810-Olympia

7812- Vancouver

7818-Spokane

7906-Eugene

7970-Hood River

37083-Bothell

TNG Locals-37194, 37082 

Designated Bargaining Agent for:

7810 Working Systems

7818 Legacy Centurylink, Northland Cable

7906 Standard Utilities, Legacy Centurylink, Armadillo Underground

7970 Centurylink (Embarq)

 

Staff Support & Web Master

Jay Lute

E-mail: jlute@cwa-union.org

 

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