Michael Musuraca, Senior Advisor, Investor Alliance for Human Rights
Mr. Musuraca spent the bulk of his career as an Assistant Director in the Department of Research and Negotiations, District Council 37 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), AFL-CIO. District Council 37 is one of the largest public-sector unions in New York City, representing 125,000 members who work for the City of New York, its covered organizations, and certain agencies of the State of New York. He worked for District Council 37 from 1988-2009. From 1996-2009, Mr. Musuraca was a designated trustee to the New York City Employees Retirement System (NYCERS), a 300,000 plus member pension fund with assets of more than $40 billion. He also served, from 1997 until 2009, as a trustee to the Cultural Institutions Retirement System. Mr. Musuraca was also a founding member of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Board and was the labor representative to the Advisory Board of the New York City Independent Budget Office. He is currently serving on the board of Sustainalytics and is co-chair of the Verite board, and as a Strategic Advisor on ESG and Labor for Blue Wolf Capital Partners.
Mr. Musuraca has published a number of papers on labor affairs and urban history and politics in academic journals.
Mr. Musuraca received a B.A. in Political Science from New York University, a M.A. in American History from the University of Massachusetts/Boston, and a Master’s of Philosophy from the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Since 1994, he has taught in the Department of Urban and Labor Studies at Queens College and has also taught at City College, Rutgers University, and the New York City campus of Cornell University.