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CWA Next Generation Lead Activist Wins Georgia Scholars Award

Last month, Axel Hawkins, a member of United Campus Workers-CWA SE (CWA Local 3265), was named one of Georgia's Harry S. Truman Scholars for 2024. The fellowship is awarded annually to 60 young leaders from around the nation who are committed to careers in public service. Axel is a student at Georgia College and State University and the Lead Activist representing the Public, Healthcare, Education Workers (PHEW-CWA) in CWA’s Next Generation program. CWA Next Generation sponsored Hawkins’s organizing fellowship.

Hawkins will be completing her time as a UCW-CWA Organizing Fellow at the end of this semester. "As workers, we gain our political power when we join together, and it has been a great experience being able to gain more insight into this side of our union!" Hawkins also said, “My experience working with CWA and my commitment to unions and workers' rights is what set me apart from other applicants and helped me to win this award, and I am so grateful to the dozens of my union siblings who I've had the pleasure to interact and work with over the years."

After graduation, Hawkins plans to attend graduate and/or law school to pursue a career in politics and the labor movement.

CWA Next Gen Lead Activist 
Left to right: Alex Pieschel (member of UCW-CWA Alabama-UA), Roman Vasquez (President of UCW-CWA Auburn), Axel Hawkins, and Catie Young (President of UCW-CWA SE).


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