Dr. Rene Castro
Title: Director of Labor Relations
Rene Castro has nearly 30 years of experience working in public and private sector labor relations environments. He has 18 years of experience working as a union staff member in leadership positions as well as 12+ years sitting at the negotiations table representing management. In addition to having sat on “both sides of the table” Rene’s labor relations experience has been in a variety of industries such as hotels, food processing, sanitation plants, public hospitals, and more.
Prior to joining the California Employers Association he served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Employee and Labor Relations for the California State University (CSU) system. Rene earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Community College/Higher Education. He also holds a master’s degree in Urban Planning from UCLA and a bachelor’s degree in Community Studies from UC Santa Cruz.