The Communications Workers of America represents 700,000 workers in private and public sector employment in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. CWA members work in telecommunications and information technology, the airline industry, news media, broadcast and cable television, education, health care and public service, law enforcement, manufacturing and other fields.
Since Summer 2019 CWA Local 4818 represents workers both in of these sectors - telecommunications and digital archiving (private) and the support and technical staff at the Bloomington and Northwest campuses of Indiana University (public). Both sectors operate under the regulations of the National Labor Relations Board but from different points. Both are governed by the Constitution of the Communications Workers of America with international headquarters in Washington, DC. Both are also under the leadership of District 4, which represents Locals in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin.