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A Look at CWA Local 4340


The Communications Workers of America Local 4340 was formed in 1985; the result of a merger between five Cuyahoga and Lake County locals.


CWA Local 4340 represents nearly 3000 workers in the public, non-profit and private sectors.


Local 4340 members are employed in the telecommunications industry, electric utilities, manufacturing, public and social service, printing and publishing and emergency health response.

Geographic Spread                

Members of CWA Local 4340 live and work in Cuyahoga , Lake, Guernsey, Ashtabula and Geauga counties in Ohio, as well as independent telecommunications contractors and interconnect companies throughout the Midwest and eastern seaboard.

Collective Bargaining             

Local 4340 bargains contracts for public employees of Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula Counties as well as over 75 companies in the telecommunications, public and printing and publishing sectors.

Union Democracy                   

The Communications Workers of America Local 4340 holds bi-monthly general membership meetings on the third Tuesday of the month.  On alternate months, the various sectors meet regarding concerns specific to their work locations.

The membership votes on decisions affecting the local.  The President, Executive Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer of CWA Local 4340 are elected to their positions every three years. 

It is their responsibility to oversee the total operation of the Local.  Together they serve as the Executive Board of the Local.  Directors are appointed to represent the membership by the President.  They are responsible for representing the entire membership.  Each director is charged with responsibility for a segment of the Local as well as serving as advisors or chairpersons to the various committees of Local 4340.  The Directors are accountable to the officers and serve in an advisory capacity as the Executive Council.

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