National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced their selection of Charles L. Posner to serve as Regional Director of the Agency’s Region 5 office in Baltimore, Maryland, which includes a resident office in Washington, DC. Mr. Posner will be responsible for enforcement of the nation’s primary labor law covering private sector employees in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and parts of Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Mr. Posner joined the NLRB in 1977 as a staff counsel to Chairman John Fanning. He served in that capacity until 1981, when he transferred to the Regional Office in San Francisco (Region 20) as a Field Attorney. The following year, he transferred to the Washington, DC Resident Office of Region 5, and, in 1989, Mr. Posner received a promotion to the position of Supervisory Attorney. In 1997, he was promoted to the position of Deputy Assistant General Counsel in the Division of Operations-Management and, in January 2011, he was promoted to his most recent position of Assistant General Counsel in that Division.
A native of Washington, D.C., Mr. Posner received a B.A. degree in Political Science in 1971 from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1976 he earned a J.D. degree from Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles. He is admitted to the Bar in California and the District of Columbia.
The NLRB administers and enforces the National Labor Relations Act. It conducts secret-ballot elections to determine whether employees desire union representation and it investigates and remedies unfair labor practices.