Lansing – The Michigan AFL-CIO today announced the hiring of Veronica Martinez as their new Communications Director. Martinez has nearly a decade of experience working in electoral, political and labor communications and was most recently the Communications & Field Director of the Arizona AFL-CIO.
“We are excited to have Veronica join our team, she brings an in-depth knowledge of the labor movement on a federal and local level and has a history of standing up for hard working men and women across the US,” said Ron Bieber, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “Veronica is a great addition to our growing organization and will advocate for working families across the state of Michigan.”
During her time with the Arizona AFL-CIO, Martinez oversaw the Communications and Operations aspects of their Labor 2018 and Labor 2020 campaigns aimed at elected union members and union friendly elected officials, as well as their PRO Act campaign – concentrating advocacy at US Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly.
“Through my work in Arizona I learned how strong communications can help build strong unions, and Michigan’s labor movement was always the gold standard that we strived for. I’m thrilled to join such an incredible, growing state federation,” Martinez said.
Martinez has worked for the National AFL-CIO, Beto O’Rourke for US Senate, and has a degree in Political Science from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. She started her work for the Michigan AFL-CIO October 1st, and is the first individual of Hispanic origin to work in leadership for the Michigan AFL-CIO.