National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced the appointment of career employee David Cohen as Regional Attorney of the NLRB's Regional Office in Tampa, Florida (Region 12). In his new position, Mr. Cohen will assist Regional Director Margaret J. Diaz in the processing of representation and unfair labor practice cases filed under the National Labor Relations Act in 55 counties in Florida and 21 counties in southern Georgia.
Mr. Cohen graduated from Lafayette College, where he majored in Government and Law, and from Rutgers University School of Law – Newark. He worked in the NLRB’s Brooklyn Regional Office as a Field Examiner, and later in the positions of Field Attorney, Trial Specialist, and Supervisory Attorney, from 1977 until 1995, when he transferred to the Tampa Regional Office. In 1997, he was appointed Deputy Regional Attorney in the Tampa office.
The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employees’ rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative. The Agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers.