National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced the appointment of career attorney Richard Wainstein as Deputy Assistant General Counsel in the Division of Operations-Management of the Office of the General Counsel in Washington. In his new position, Mr. Wainstein will assist the General Counsel in managing the 26 Regional Offices of the NLRB and provide programmatic support for the national enforcement and administration of the National Labor Relations Act.
Mr. Wainstein received his B.A. degree from Princeton University in 1979, and his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1984. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Wainstein joined the NLRB as staff counsel. From 1984 to 1987, he worked for former Board Members Patricia Dennis, Wilford Johansen, and Mary Cracraft and the Office of Representation Appeals. In 1987, he transferred to the Board’s Regional Office in Philadelphia where he worked as a field attorney and, in 2001, was promoted to Supervisory Attorney.
The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employee 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 and unions.