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Susan DeCarava

Susan DeCarava

Susan DeCarava is president of the NewsGuild of New York, Local 31003 CWA. She began working for the NewsGuild of New York in December 2008 as a Local Representative, after serving two years as unit chair at the Writers Guild of America, East. At the Writers Guild, she organized against an anti-union campaign, fought to increase wages and eliminate pay inequity between the administrative and professional staff, and preserved paid sick leave. As one of the Guild’s longest-serving local representatives, she worked with members across the Local to achieve strong contracts and to address issues including wage suppression, hostile work environments, access to professional training, career advancement, affordable employer-sponsored health care, and increasing diversity in the newsroom.