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California Governor Gavin Newsom appoints L.A. Area Chamber President & CEO Maria Salinas to Future of Work Commission

Future of Work Commission’s mission is to develop a new social compact for California workers, based on an expansive vision for economic equity

Los Angeles (Sept. 9, 2019) – L.A. Area Chamber President & CEO Maria Salinas was recently appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to the newly created Future of Work Commission. The commission was created by executive order and signed by the Governor on August 14, which is International Workers’ Day.

“I am very honored to have been appointed by Governor Newsom to the Future of Work Commission,” said Chamber CEO Maria Salinas. “I look forward to working with a very distinguished and diverse group of leaders representing labor, business, technology and education as we contemplate challenges to California’s economy and find real solutions that will begin to reinvigorate and bolster opportunities for workers and create pathways for economic mobility for all and a reduction of economic inequality in our state.”

The Commission will be ​co-chaired by James Manyika, chairman and director of the McKinsey Global Institute, and Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union, and will be guided by senior members of the Governor’s team, including Secretary of the Labor and Workforce Development Agency Julie Su, Chief Economic and Business Advisor Lenny Mendonca, and Senior Policy Advisor Lande Ajose.

The Future of Work Commission's primary mission shall be to study, understand, analyze, and make recommendations regarding the kinds of jobs Californians could have in the decades to come; the impact of technology on work, workers, employers, jobs, and society; methods of promoting better job quality, wages, and working conditions through technology; modernizing worker safety net protections; and the best way to preserve good jobs, ready the workforce for the jobs of the future through lifelong learning, and ensure shared prosperity for all.



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