Earnest Tilley, who began his career with AT&T in 1997, became a job steward in 1998 and then Chief Steward from 1999-2001 with Local 6151. From there he became Vice President of Local 6151 from 2001-2005. From 2005-2011 he became the Local President of the same Local. From there Local 6151 was merged with Local 6201 where he became a Chief Steward and later elected as Executive Board member. Upon his work group moving back to Dallas and merging into Local 6215, Earnest ran for Executive Vice President and won. He assumed the office in January 2018 and is currently serving a 3 year term. Earnest has a particular interest in the Political side of the CWA triangle and is thriving as Legislative Director.
Earnest Tilley is married to Georgina Tolliver and have 2 children, Trey Foster and Jaden Tilley and 6 siblings! Tilley’s an active member in CBTU, APRI, Minority Caucus, Member of Dallas and Texas AFL-CIO, and an active participant in the Employee Pledge Campaign. He’s also a Minority Leadership graduate of 2008.