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Matthew Wood

Mr. Matthew Wood is the Louisiana Legislative/Political Coordinator, Communications Workers of America and Secretary and Treasurer, Louisiana AFL-CIO. Mr Wood was elected as Secretary/Treasurer of the Louisiana AFL-CIO at the 67th Annual Convention in
March 2023.

As the LA L/P Coordinator, Mr Wood’s responsibilities include managing the local day to day business and serving as the spokesman and lobbyist for the Communications Workers of America at the Louisiana State Capitol. Mr Wood became a union member on June 21, 1999 when he began his career with Bellsouth and over the last 24 years he has served as a Job Steward, Local Vice-President, and President of Local 3411. He has put his passion and focus into the CWA Legislative/Political Program to broaden CWA LA’s presence in the Louisiana Legislature.

As an employee of Bellsouth, AT&T and now CWA Staff, Mr Wood was a Service Technician installing and maintaining a wide range of voice and data services. As a Service Technician and a Facility Technician, Mr. Wood maintained these services across a broad network made up of DSL, fiber and copper cables.

As a CWA member and activist, Mr Wood’s vision is to invest in next-generation networks and high road
employers that include real fiber broadband expansions. Investing in good, highly skilled union jobs
across the Southeast of the United States. To make broadband more accessible to every community,
rural and urban. During the COVID Pandemic it became apparent that affordable broadband for
everyone is not up to a reasonable standard. Connectivity for business and industry, along with public
and private school systems sounds like a priority, but it was the consumers inside of their homes and
businesses that suffered during the pandemic. Mr Wood will make CWA’s voice heard when it pertains
to public resources funding private (ISP) networks, must include oversight and ensure everyone has
adequate communication and internet service.

Mr. Wood was appointed on July 2, 2023 and his service end date is July 1, 2029.

To contact Mr. Wood:

Mr. Matthew Wood
265 South Foster Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806