National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced the appointment of Cynthia Rence as the Assistant to the Regional Director of the NLRB’s Regional office in Oakland, California (Region 32). In her new position, Ms. Rence will assist Regional Director George Velastegui in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in portions of northern California and the northern half of Nevada.
A career NLRB employee, Ms. Rence has been serving as a Supervisory Field Examiner in Region 32, Oakland. She succeeds Shelley Coppock, who retired from the Agency.
A native of Colorado, Ms. Rence, received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1978. She taught labor economics at Michigan State University for almost six years prior to beginning her career with the NLRB. She began her career at the NLRB's Oakland Regional Office in 1984, as a Field Examiner. She was promoted to Supervisory Field Examiner in July 2011.
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.