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Sacramento Central Labor Council appoints new director

The Sacramento Central Labor Council, one of the region’s most influential labor organizations, has named a new executive director.

Fabrizio Sasso will take over the high-profile position later this month. He will be introduced Thursday night at the annual Salute to Labor Awards Dinner at the downtown Holiday Inn.

Sasso most recently led the Fight for $15 campaign to raise the minimum wage locally. Before that, he worked in the mayor’s office in Stockton.

“Sacramento is at the start of an economic boom,” Sasso said in a written statement. “You can see it in our downtown, in the growth of UC Davis and our other educational institutions and in the rebound in hiring that is starting to happen. It’s vital that working families make their voices heard now so that they can ensure fair treatment, including decent wages and benefits, as our city grows. I look forward to being a part of that fight, and of making sure that working people have a seat at the table as decisions are being made that affect our collective future.”

Sasso was chosen after a nationwide search to replace former executive director Bill Camp, who stepped down at the end of 2014.

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