Michael Muñoz

Research Director

Mike (he/him) joined LAANE in 2017 as a senior researcher on LAANE’s Our People Our Port campaign. Mike went on to become the director of the campaign before becoming LAANE’s research director in 2023.

Prior to LAANE, Mike was an organizer with the Teamsters/Warehouse Worker Resource Center at the Port of LA and the coordinator of the National Staffing Workers Alliance, a coalition of worker centers dedicated to organizing temp/staffing agency workers. He also spent 14 years working at the National Immigration Law Center. Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Mike attended East LA College then received his BA in Political Science in 1994 from UC Santa Barbara.