The General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board serves important policy-making and prosecutorial decision-making roles. While the “GC” acts independently of the adjudicative “Board” arm of the agency, both, in a sense, determine the direction of labor-relations law affecting unionized and non unionized private sector workers in our economy.
Richard Griffin, Jr. was nominated by President Obama in August of this year and confirmed in October to a four-year term as General Counsel. His career began when he served on the legal staffs of various members of the Board, after which he held leadership roles in and served as the General Counsel of the International Union of Operating Engineers.
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