Before joining Local 770 as Communications Director, Mike Shimpock spent nearly 25 years as a political campaign consultant and strategist. He worked on hundreds of campaigns, including those for statewide, congressional, legislative, and local candidates, and on initiatives at nearly all levels of government. He headed 770’s landmark defeat of WalMart in Inglewood, served as the Southern California grocery worker communications strategist and spokesperson, and was the consultant for Prop D in Los Angeles, among others. As UFCW 770’s communications consultant since 2005, he headed public and member outreach for contract campaigns, led strategic development for legislative and political strategies, and conducted public information campaigns on behalf of the union. He moved over full-time to Local 770 in January 2018.