Brenda Muñoz
Published November 10, 2021

Brenda Muñoz is the deputy chair of the University of California, Berkeley’s Labor Center. As an organizer, strategic researcher, policy analyst and manager, she has over 15 years of experience working with labor unions and organizations in the nonprofit, public and private sectors in the U.S. 

Muñoz has experience working with both private and public institutions. Prior to joining the Labor Center, she served as a bridge between public and private sector union leaders and Kaiser Permanente leaders on health benefit and worker well-being issues. As a staff member at the Berkeley-based nonprofit Labor Project for Working Families, she conducted outreach and education among union members around work and family balance issues.

Earlier, she worked as a policy analyst at the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) and, as a graduate student, with the San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement, where she researched and analyzed employer compliance with the San Francisco Health Care Security Ordinance. She also worked as an organizer and strategic researcher in several states, including California, Maryland and New Mexico, for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the largest trade union for public employees in the U.S.

Muñoz has a B.A. in sociology and women’s studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a master’s of public policy degree from the University of California, Berkeley. 

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Courtesy of Brenda Muñoz

Pronouns: She/her

Expertise: Labor organizing, collective bargaining, 

Location: Berkeley, Calif.


Heard on The Labor Center’s webinar: “Turning The Tables Panel Discussion”

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