PresidentGloria Middleton, CWA Local 1180

Gloria Middleton assumed the role of President of Local 1180 in January 2018. Previously, she served as the Secretary-Treasurer, a position she held since 2001. Under her leadership, the Local’s finances are the best they have ever been. Gloria has been the Local’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. She is the Trustee for the Local’s Benefits and Annuity funds, which have accrued assets of more than $120 million. She advises and supervises the Fund Administrator in the day-to-day operation of the Benefits Funds and the Local. 

Gloria has served on the bargaining committees for the PAA et al contract and was chief negotiator for bargaining at NYC Transit Authority. Since 2001, she has been the chief negotiator for the Local’s and Benefit Funds’ employees’ contract. She has also served as an instructor in the test preparation for members taking the Principal Administrative Associate and Administrative Manager Civil Service exams.

Gloria was Chairperson for the Local’s Civil Rights & Equity Committee, and served for 15 years as the Chair of CWA’s National Committee on Civil Rights & Equity. Before Gloria became a Local 1180 Staff Representative in 1995, she was a career civil servant working at the Human Resources Administration, where she developed impeccable skills in research, analysis, and administrative problem solving that were enhanced with her work at Local 1180 as a former Staff Rep and Secretary-Treasurer. 

Gloria attends the Municipal Labor Committee meetings and is a delegate for the Central Labor Council. She was involved in the Union’s decision to file the EEOC charge against the Bloomberg Administration, and worked with the former 1180 president to form a school of labor in NYC that will become an actual school through the Murphy Institute.

Gloria is the facilitator for the Local’s Manhattan Community Coordinating Committee; is Trustee and Treasurer of Mt. Paylor Baptist Church; and is president of the Shabazz Gardens Condominiums in Harlem. 

As President, Gloria is committed to leading a politically progressive Local that organizes, mobilizes, and empowers members to improve their standard of living and that of all New Yorkers. Gloria will continue the outstanding work of the previous president to continue putting Local 1180 on the map as one of, if not the most, progressive, outspoken unions as the voice of all working people.

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