Council 36 Selects Leticia Munguia as New Executive Director

We are excited to announce that Leticia Munguia has been named the new executive director of AFSCME District Council 36. 

Leticia Munguia grew up in southeast San Diego as part of a first-generation Mexican immigrant family. Leticia’s mother was a production line food worker, and her father was landscaper and proud member of the Laborers Local 89. Leticia credits her family’s quality of life and economic opportunities to the Labor movement and being part of a union household.

Before coming to AFSCME, Leticia spent over 18 years organizing and representing public school workers throughout southern California as part of CSEA. Leticia started as an organizer and lead negotiator, then advanced to regional Director overseeing operations. Leticia Munguia has also fought for working families and is an economic justice warrior. She has dedicated her career to improving working conditions for workers, fighting to secure strong wages, healthcare, protecting defined benefit pension plans, and drafting and implementing pro worker policies across the State of California.

In May 2020, Leticia Munguia joined AFSCME District Council 36 and has represented and negotiated contracts for hard working city workers in San Diego and Coronado. As an AFSCME Business Representative Leticia Munguia has been at the forefront of membership growth, development and building the presence of District Council 36 in the community.

Leticia attended local public schools, San Diego City College and graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree. While attending SDSU, Leticia worked to improve access to affordable housing units for the MAAC Project and City Heights Community Development Corporation. Leticia has worked tirelessly as a community organizer and staunch supporter of building affordable housing, increasing civic engagement, and advocating to improve resident’s ability in accessing resources. Leticia Munguia went on to earn her Juris Doctorate in Lansing, Michigan and returned to San Diego to advocate for workers and strengthen workers’ voices in southern California.

Leticia serves on the board of several advocacy groups and is a member of The Coalition of Labor Union Women, HOPE. She also serves as a San Diego and Imperial Labor Council Delegate, and representative on the San Diego Union Labor Center.

Ms. Munguia is committed and has dedicated her life’s work to providing a voice to working families. We look forward to seeing all that she will accomplish as our new executive director!