National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced the appointment of Thomas M. Good as NLRB Resident Officer in Grand Rapids, Michigan (Region 7). Mr. Good, a career Agency employee with 32 years of service as a field examiner, will assist Regional Director Stephen M. Glasser in the processing of representation and unfair labor practice cases filed under the National Labor Relations Act in the western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.
Acting General Counsel Solomon said Mr. Good is ideally suited for the job, given his ability to skillfully handle the most complex and challenging assignments. “He is a dedicated and well respected employee with considerable initiative who has demonstrated strong leadership and problem solving skills. I am confident he will serve the Agency well as the head of the Grand Rapids office.”
Mr. Good received both a B.S. degree and a Master's degree in Labor & Industrial Relations from Michigan State University. He began working for the Agency during his graduate studies in 1979 as a co-op student in the Detroit Regional office. In 1980 he joined the Hartford, Connecticut office as a field examiner, and transferred to the Grand Rapids office in 1982.
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 and unions.