Former Levy Ratner Senior Partner is the First Black Woman to Serve on the Board
NEW YORK, August 05, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Levy Ratner, P.C., announces that Gwynne Wilcox, former senior partner, was appointed to the National Labor Relations Board. Wilcox is the first Black woman to serve on the Board since its inception in 1935.
Wilcox was nominated by President Biden on May 27, 2021, confirmed by the Senate on July 28, 2021 and sworn in on August 4, 2021. Her term will last until August 2023.
The National Labor Relations Board administers the National Labor Relations Act, which includes promoting collective bargaining and protecting workers’ rights to freely express their wishes regarding union representation and take other concerted action for their mutual aid and protection.
Over her 30 plus years at Levy Ratner, Wilcox represented workers and labor unions in collective bargaining, arbitration, litigation and before administrative agencies, including the NLRB. Wilcox served as Associate General Counsel of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, a 450,000-plus member multi-state health care union. She also served as a labor representative to the New York City Office of Collective Bargaining, which resolves disputes involving municipal labor unions and agencies.
"Gwynne’s career has been dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of working people and as a Board member she will continue to enforce their rights under the National Labor Relations Act," said Daniel Ratner, partner at Levy Ratner. "We celebrate our former colleague’s historic achievement in becoming the first Black woman to serve as a Board Member and look forward to seeing the positive contribution that she will bring to the role."
Wilcox ceased her duties at Levy Ratner on August 3, 2021 in order to serve on the National Labor Relations Board.
About Levy Ratner, P.C.
Levy Ratner is the law firm that advances the rights of everyone who works. Based in New York City, in addition to representing unions, the firm seeks equal treatment and fair pay for clients in traditional industries such as healthcare, financial services, academia and hospitality, as well as emerging industries, including technology and robotics.
For fifty years Levy Ratner has been committed to evolving the firm to meet the demands of the changing workplace and bringing cutting-edge insights to labor and employment issues such as sexual harassment and workplace discrimination. Levy Ratner provides strategic guidance to clients as they navigate pay disputes, employment contracts and separation agreements.
From pursuing claims on behalf of an individual worker in the gig economy to litigating class actions for victims of unlawful discrimination in a multitude of industries, Levy Ratner fights for the best possible results.
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