Art Pulaski

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Art Pulaski

Cesar Chavez rally

On November 6 1999, a rally was held in Los Angeles, at Placita Olvera kiosk, calling for a holiday to mark the birth of Cesar Chavez. Contact for the rally was Evelina Alarcon of the United Farm Workers and the Communist Party USA.

Speakers included Dolores Huerta of the UFW, and Majority leader of the California State Senate, Richard Alarcon, who introduced Senate Bill-984, which would make March 31, Chavez's birthday a paid public holiday.

Also speaking were Los Angeles Board of Supervisors member Gloria Molina, who introduced a similar measure at county level, Art Pulaski, of the California State Federation of Labor executive, Los Angeles City Council member Jackie Goldberg, Los Angeles Federation of Labor executive member Miguel Contreras, and Paul Chavez, son of Cesar, and president of the National Farm Worker Service Center.[1]

Honoring Cesar Chavez

There was a major march through the streets of San Francisco on March 24, 2002 to mark the 75th birthday of United Farm Workers founder Cesar Chavez. Parade Grand Marshalls included two UFW founders Dolores Huerta, and Cesar's brother Richard Chavez, as well as Rep. Nancy Pelosi.

At the march rally UFW Arturo Rodriguez spoke of the continuing legacy of Chavez.

Other speakers included;

Apollo Alliance

In 2006, Art Pulaski, served on the National Advisory Board of the Apollo Alliance.[3]

UC Berkeley Labor Center

In 2009 Art Pulaski of California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO served on the advisory board of UC Berkeley Labor Center.[4]

References

  1. PWW, October 30, 1999, page 3]
  2. PWW Thousands march to commemorate Chavez, March 30, 2002
  3. Democratic Underground.com, Jan-01-06
  4. UC Berkeley Labor Center: Board