New state labor secretary

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Jan. 7, 2011

In his first days in office Governor Jerry Brown begins to shape his new administration. Many of his appointments will have a significant impact on manufacturers. One such is his selection of Marty Morgenstern as Secretary of the Labor and Workforce Development Agency.

Since 2003, Morgenstern consulted for the University of California on labor relations out of Oakland. He was Director of the Department of Personnel Administration from 1999 to 2003 and also 1981-82. From 1994 to 1999, he worked as a private consultant to various labor organizations. Morgenstern was the Chair of the Center for Labor Research and Education at the University of California, Berkeley from 1987 to 1994. His prior experience includes Board membership with the Public Employment Relations and Director of the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations under Brown’s first term.

This position requires Senate confirmation. Compensation is $175,000. Morgenstern is a Democrat.

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