Welcome to CWA Local 6300




CWA Local 6300 Executive Board

Mike Mehringer
President



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mmehringer@cwa6300.org

Mike was first employed with SWBT in 1978 as a Frame Attendant in St. Louis, MO. He has also held the titles of Station Installer, Lineman, Exchange Repairman, Cable Repairman and Cable Splicing Technician. Mike has served as Steward for Local 6320 and Local 6310 from the time he was first employed with AT&T through mid 2000 when he became Vice President South for Local 6310. In 2002, he was elected Executive Vice President for Local 6310. Mike was a Member of the Merger Executive Council when Local 6310 and Local 6320 were in the process of merging to become Local 6300 and better serve our Members. He continued to hold the position of Executive Vice President through August 2010 for Local 6300 at which time he was appointed President. In October 2011, Mike was elected as President. Throughout Mike’s Union career he has been involved with the Legislative Committee, served as Mobilization Coordinator and was the Chair of the Stewards Committee. He was also elected to the AT&T Bargaining Committee for the most recent contract. Mike is currently the liaison to the Election Committee. Mike is married to Carol and they have three sons: Tim, Nick and Jason.
Mark Johnson
Executive Vice President



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mjohnson@6300.org

Mark has 16 years’ experience as former OFFICER, TREASURER, CWA CITY COUNCIL TREASURER, and VICE PRESIDENT of a CWA Local. Mark has the leadership to bring this local to the UNITY it needs. Mark also has the fiduciary ability as past Treasurer to make sure the Local is spending your money in your best interest. As past Vice President along with teaching Stewards School for 10 years. Mark will make sure every member get the representation you not only need but deserve! Mark is also a leader in his community working as Co-Chair in the AT&T/CWA United Way Campaign, on the board of the Tri County United way, and a Board member of the Mary Ryder Home for many years. VOTE for MARK JOHNSON with the LEADERSHIP, KNOWLEDGE, and EXPERIENCE to REPRESENT YOU!!! Remember to VOTE! It’s your UNION!
Vickie Jordan
Secretary



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vjordan@cwa6300.org

Vickie Jordan is currently a Chief Steward in Uverse and has almost 37 years as a Union Member. She has held positions as Steward and Chief Steward. Vickie is active on several committees: Women’s Committee, Mobilization Committee and the Entertainment Committee. She has also been active with United Way/Employee Giving Campaign within her group’s structures. Vickie has the education, computer knowledge and skills to perform the duties of the Secretary position. Outside of work Vickie is active with multiple organizations including her Neighborhood Association where she is President currently and previously served as the Secretary for several years. During these trying times with the economy and the American workforce Vickie would like to have the opportunity to become a team player and help Unite and assist in building the future of our Local. Elect Vickie Jordan for Secretary
Virginia Anderson-Dunbar
Treasurer



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vadunbar@cwa6300.org

Virginia began her career with AT&T in 1968 as an Operator at the Beaumont and Locust location, while a senior high school. She has held various Senior Records Clerk positions during her tenure with AT&T. Virginia has held the positions of Steward in 1980, Chief Steward in 1983, Vice President of Metro and AT&T Mobility in 1994 as well as Secretary/Treasurer from 2000 through 2008 for Local 6320. After the merger of Local 6310 and Local 6320 in 2009, Virginia was elected into her current position as Treasurer of Local 6300 and was re-elected in October 2011. She has been involved with the Scholarship Committee, the Education Committee, the Technological Committee, the Audit & Budget Committee, the Mobilization Committee, and the Entertainment (Easter) Committee. Currently Virginia is the Liaison for the Civil Rights and Equity Committee as well as the Safety Committee. Virginia also serves as the District 6 Representative for the CWA National Women’s Committee as well the District 6 Representative for the Health & Safety Committee. Virginia is a proud mother of a son, Michael and daughter, Ashley as well as two grandsons.
Mark Crawshaw
Vice President AT&T Plant 1/Legacy T



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mcrawshaw@cwa6300.org

As a CWA member for more than 22 years; he began his career with AT&T as an Operator in 1989 and is currently a Customer Services Technician in Florissant. Mark served as a Steward for both Local 6310 and Local 6320 for seven years and was appointed to position of Chief Steward in 2010. Mark was elected to his current position in October 2011.He was part of a task force in 2010 that was responsible for getting MSOC Objectives lowered to a more attainable level. Mark has served as a Member on the Legislative Committee, Bylaws Committee and the Mobilization Committee. Mark is the Liaison of the Community Services Committee.
Gordon Smith, Jr.
Vice President AT&T Plant 2



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gsmith@cwa6300.org

Gordon Smith Jr was asked to be a Steward six months after starting with AT&T in 2011. From then on he proved to leadership and members that his recruitment was an excellent choice. He jumped into his position with a passion dedicated to get younger members more involved with 6300. In early 2013 Gordon became a delegate in the Saint Louis Labor Council. By late 2013 and backed by CWA Local 6300 Gordon attempted to bring his ambition to get young workers more involved to the Labor Council and was met with open arms. In the Spring of 2014 the group that Gordon wanted met for the first time and the Saint Louis Emerging Labor Leaders was born. A few months later by a unanimous vote to elect Gordon as president of the Saint Louis Emerging Labor Leaders was made. Gordon's dedication to all members is something he prides himself with. Members can trust that Gordon is a man that will always fight for workers' rights. That type of trust can only be earned by action and has been earned by Gordon.
Floyd Bell< Jr.
Vice President ASI/FACS



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fbell@cwa6300.org

Floyd Bell is currently serving as Chief Steward ASI/FACS. His inspiration in representation is to provide the best support and leadership to his Members. Floyd has used his position to allow him the opportunity to grow within the Local by educating himself with every experience. Knowing the future challenges of the Union movement and obstacles to be faced going forward Floyd has continued to be motivated to be up for the fight. This organization will not be allowed to falter under his leadership. There are battles on the horizon that Floyd is up for the challenge of fighting using more than the “business and usual” tactics to employ. Forward movement requires forward thinking and Floyd has equipped himself with the knowledge to move further. Floyd began his career with AT&T in 2000 as a Service Representative. A few short years later (completed Accelerated Training) becoming a Network Center Technician in Earth City. He has served this Local as Steward and currently as Chief Steward. CWA Local 6300 Election Committee Member CWA Local 6300 Audit and Budget Committee Member CWA Local 6300 Organizing Committee Member CWA Local 6300 Delegate to Labor Council Floyd Bell is the best choice as Vice President ASI/FACS; he is driven by his confidence in the Labor Movement and his dedication to the membership to fight to ensure the future of Labor and this Local. Vote to Elect Floyd Bell Jr. Vice President ASI/FACS
Sonja Gholston-Byrd
Vice President Metro



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sgbyrd@cwa6300.org

Sonja began her employment with SBC in 2000 as a temporary employee at the Executive Switchboard for SBC. In March of 2001, she became a regular full time employee as a Senior Records Clerk. Sonja is currently a Senior Reports Clerk in the CMC in Construction and Engineering. Sonja became a Union Steward in August 2002, Chief Steward in February 2006 and is the current Vice President, AT&T Metro which consists of the clerical and administrative titled Members of AT&T. She has attended the University of Hawaii for social work, the University of Missouri for Labor Law as well as the Midwest School for Women Workers 2007 and 2008. Sonja is the Liaison of Women's Committee and has attended the Organizing Institute program of the AFL-CIO and CWA. She has been success in winning internal and external organizing campaigns to include Cingular Wireless and DirecTV. She has also served on the COE and Organizing Committee and as the former secretary for Jobs with Justice and a member of APRI and CBTU. Sonja is the mother of two children Shatema and Chauncey.
Tori Pratt
Vice President Appendix B & I



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tprattl@cwa6300.org

Tori began with ATT in February of 2000 and has been a member of this great local during that time. In the past three years she has served as a Chief Union Steward. She is chair of the Community Services Committee, and is serving on the Building and Scholarship Committees as well. Tori currently serves in a Union capacity at multiple locations. She believes in our members, the contract and the grievance process. She wants to fight for our members rights. Tori wants to ensure her coworkers are kept up to date with any issues going on in the workplace and ensure they know that we will address any of their concerns with responsible representation and discretion. Tori also wants to see our union strive. With the economy, constant changes, and loss of members we all need to work smarter. Our local as a whole needs to work together to sustain our current members and keep adding to the membership. She will fight for our members rights with uncompromising integrity. She will be in your corner in the office and in the bargaining process. IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE!!! VOTE TORI PRATT VICE PRESIDENT B&I
Jo Wise
Vice President CenturyLink/ Verizon



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jwise@cwa6300.org

Having been with Verizon almost 28 years Jo has been a steward for 17 years and a chief steward for the past 6. She has been to the Organizing Institute, has been on the advocacy panel for United Way, and has been to first year leadership school. She is currently active on the women's, entertainment, and mobility committees and was the previous chair of the election committee. If elected as vice president Verizon /Centurylink Jo is committed to seeing that grievance issues are dealt with timely, that a balance of work and home life is afforded to all and that we finally take back our rights as union members and start enforcing these contracts. She is dedicated to her members and promises vigorous representation for even the smallest of issues, and will pursue fairness and equality from these companies as promised in our agreements. Please vote for progress and elect Jo Wise for vice president Verizon/Centurylink and support Unite 6300. Thank you.
Mark Kennon
Vice President YP Holdings



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mkennon@cwa6300.org

Mark has been a CWA Member employed by AT&T Advertising Solutions since 2006 as an Account Representative. was appointed to the position of Vice President for AT&T Advertising Solutions in May 2011 and acclimated to that position in September 2011. Mark is the Liaison of the Bylaws Committee.
John Ebeling
Vice President Print and Media Sector



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jebeling@cwa6300.org

John began his Apprenticeship in at Mendle Printing Company. John was laid off and continued his Apprenticeship at Wellston Journal. That job was interrupted by 4 years of active duty in the Naval Air Reserve. Upon his return he returned to the Wellston Journal,then to the Stockyard Reporter to finish his Apprenticeship. As a Journeyperson, he worked at the St. Louis Daily Record Company, where he spent the next 13 years as Chapel Chairperson, Executive Committee Member of St. Louis Typographical Union #8, Board of Trustees, Organizing Committee, Bargaining Committee Member and Delegate to many Conferences and ITU Conventions.John was employed at the St. Louis Daily Record when he was elected President of the Local in 1975. John presently serves as first Vice President of the St. Louis Labor Council, President of the St. Louis Allied Printing Trades Council and President of the Missouri State Allied Printing Trades Association. John was married to Elaine for 43 years at the time of her passing.