8th Annual Awards Celebration

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Our Annual Awards Celebration honors community leaders who go above and beyond individuals to support working people. We gather together to recognize these impactful individuals, reflect on the Center’s achievements, and raise essential support for our client services.

Ticket Price $50
Hors d’oervres and drinks will be served

Headshot of Art Pulaski

Legislative Leadership Award:
Art Pulaski

Art Pulaski has led the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO as Executive Secretary-Treasurer since 1996, which represents 2.3 million workers of 1,200 manufacturing, service, construction and public sector unions. As leader of the Labor Federation, Pulaski led efforts to restore daily overtime pay, raise the minimum wage and pass the nation’s first Paid Family Leave law. In 2019, the Federation led the successful campaign to clarify California’s definition of “employee” forcing the end of employers using employee classification to exploit workers.

Legal Advocate Award:
Honorable George Acero

George Acero has served as a Judge in the Sacramento County Superior Court since 2021. Prior to his appointment, Acero managed his own firm since 2016 and represented employees in individual claims for wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, failure to accommodate disabilities and more. Acero took leadership in the Cruz Reynoso Bar Association and offered assistance to Spanish-speaking workers. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Headshot of George Acero
Headshot of Giselle Revelo

Worker Bravery Award:
Giselle Ann Revelo

Giselle Ann Revelo works as a care giver at a Sacramento area residential care facility. Because of their 24-hour operations and high-needs clientele, employers at residential care facilities often violate wage and hour laws to decrease operation costs. Revelo has stood up against wage theft against two prior employers, in both cases providing necessary information allowing for the assessment of back wages not only for herself, but for her former co-workers. In 2022, the Center for Workers’ Rights worked with the Labor Commissioner’s Bureau of Field Enforcement to issue a citation against her former employer for $1.3 million in back wages and penalties.


The Center for Workers’ Rights would like to thank our 2022 Sponsors


  • Nathan Shaffer and Carmen Comsti


  • Beeson Tayer & Bodine Logo
    Beeson Tayer & Bodine
  • Sacramento Central Labor Council Logo
    Sacramento Central Labor Council
  • SEIU Local 1000
    SEIU Local 1000
  • Terri Friedman and Mark Urban 


  • Altshuler Berzon LLP
  • Feinberg, Jackson Worthman & Wasow LLP
  • Gurdeep Dhaliwal and Tim Choi
  • Kazan, McClaim Satterley & Greenwood
  • Marcus, Regaldo, Marcus & Pulley, LLP
  • NorCal Resist
  • Olivier & Schreiber LLP
  • SEIU Local 2015
  • Shana Urban
  • Teamsters Joint Council 7
  • Webber Law Group


  • Aaron Read & Associates
  • Brittany Berzin
  • California Applicants’ Attorneys Association
  • Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP
  • Mora Employment Law
  • Nichols Kaster LLP
  • Paschal Roth Public Affairs
  • Peter McEntee and Kim Meade
  • Shimoda & Rodriguez Law, PC
  • Sloan Sakai Yeung & Wong LLP
  • SMUD
  • Thomas Law Group


  • Anna Molander and Kai Hermann
  • Autumn Gonzales and Kellen Dulap
  • Bob and Choco Leandro Dresser
  • Bradley/Metzinger, APC
  • Carolyn Langenkamp
  • Ed Lowry and Susan Underwood
  • Emily Sanson-Smith and Sage Smith
  • Jay and Debbie Friednman
  • Jessica Chan Cobarras
  • Langenkamp, Curtis & Price, LLC
  • Lighthouse Public Affairs
  • Martha West
  • Mary Louise Frampton
  • Mike Whiteside
  • Professional Engineers in California Government
  • Ruth Silver Taube
  • Teamsters Local 439
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