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Arthur H. Pulaski

Arthur H. Pulaski was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to State Fund’s Board of Directors in 2019.

Pulaski has been executive secretary treasurer and chief officer of the California Labor Federation since 1996. His career in organized labor began at 16, when, as a supermarket clerk, he joined the Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union.

Early in his career, Pulaski built coalitions with union and community groups to reform energy policies and protect retirees. He helped build stronger alliances between unions, community groups, and faith-based organizations for numerous reform campaigns. He is president of California Works Foundation. 

Pulaski is also chairperson of a trust fund that invests and administers employee pensions.

Pulaski has served on numerous gubernatorial panels and commissions on economic progress and workforce development.  He was a founder of one of California’s model childcare centers, called PalCare, and served as president of nationally televised PBS series “We Do the Work”, and the Labor Project for Working Families. 

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