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Contact: Krista Collard, (510) 499.7188


California Labor Federation Praises Governor Brown’s New EDD Appointment


SACRAMENTO—Today, Governor Brown announced Patrick Henning Jr as the new Director of the state’s struggling Employment Development Department (EDD).

Statement by California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski

“We applaud the announcement of Patrick Henning Jr to be the Employment Development Department’s (EDD) new director. EDD is in real crisis and needs strong leadership to guarantee that our unemployment and disability insurance programs, our workforce development programs, and our tax collection programs operate effectively for both workers and employers. Henning’s long track record of supporting workers is a testament to the kind of leadership he will bring to the EDD.

“This appointment is the latest sign from Governor Brown that fixing our unemployment insurance system is a top priority. We are very pleased with Henning’s appointment and look forward to a productive partnership in guaranteeing that California workers get the services they need and deserve."


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