WASHINGTON, DC (April 3, 2019) – The Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), AFL-CIO today announced Erin Bzymek has joined the union as communications director. Bzymek brings over a decade of experience advocating for working families spanning progressive political campaigns, several stints working on Capitol Hill, and work in the non-profit sector.
“Erin steps into this role at an exciting time for the union and I look forward to having her onboard to promote the great work our members are doing within the utility sectors and beyond to a broader audience,” said D. Michael Langford, president of the Utility Workers Union of America. “She brings a unique cross-industry background that will help us elevate our national profile.”
In this position, Bzymek will shape a communications and digital strategy, showcasing UWUA’s national profile as the leading union representing workers across the energy sector. She brings over 13 years of diverse experience leading and executing communications campaigns including earned media, issues management, and developing and implementing national media strategies infused with an understanding of labor issues from her time at the BlueGreen Alliance.
Bzymek joins UWUA from MWWPR, a leading independent PR agency where she worked with clients including S&P 500 companies, national and international business leaders and leading industry associations, working to elevate their national media profiles and guide messaging strategy.
“The mission of the labor movement and specifically the Utility Workers has never been more important,” said Bzymek. “I look forward to taking on the challenge of defending worker rights, creating and retaining family-supporting jobs, and empowering our members.”
Previously she was senior press secretary for the BlueGreen Alliance, a national partnership of America’s largest labor unions and environmental organizations. On Capitol Hill she worked for senior members of Congress including Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ) as deputy press secretary and the late Rep. John Dingell (MI) at the Energy and Commerce Committee. She also worked for President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and for the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party.