Black History Month Profiles: Linda L. Hinton

Linda L. Hinton

This year, for Black History Month, we're taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making Black history across the labor movement. Check back daily for a new profile and meet some of the people working to improve not only their community, but also to improve conditions for working people across the country. Today's profile is Linda L. Hinton of the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

Linda L. Hinton started her career at Ohio Bell in 1970. Not long after, she was elected vice president and, later, president of CWA Local 4310. She went on to be a staff representative for CWA District 4, and then administrative director before becoming assistant to the vice president. She is the first woman to be vice president for District 4. She is a member of many constituency groups, including the Coaltion of Labor Union Women, the A. Philip Randolph Institute, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, the NAACP, the CWA National Minority Caucus and the CWA Women for Political Power Program, which she leads.