Anita Learned was raised in Clarksville, Texas and began her career with Southwestern Bell as a TSPS Operator at the Davis office in Dallas in 1979. (A year in which she claims she was only 1 year old). She transferred to Directory Assistance in Greenville, Texas in 1980. By the year 1983 she was a job steward for CWA Local 6113 and was elected Chief Steward in 1988. After serving two terms as Chief, she was elected Vice-President and served two terms in this position, only stepping down when she transferred to the Major Account Center in Richardson in 1999 as a Network Center Technician. In 2004, she was appointed as Co-Editor to the UNIONEER and served until 2009.
Anita served two terms as Chief Steward in Jurisdiction 12 for CWA Local 6215 from 2009 through 2014. She was elected Treasurer in 2015 and re-elected in 2018. In May of 2018, Anita was placed on the EID (Employee Involvement Development) Subcommittee for District 6.
Ms. Learned is the proud owner of 2 ornery cats and 1 big spoiled puppy! What little spare time she has, she spends honing her skills as a professional writer.