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Oral History of George Cohen, Esq.
Index
American Bar Association (ABA), 108, 119
Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, 108
Abato, Cosimo, 161
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 146-47
Abel, I.W., 62-63, 65-66, 74-75, 214
Adam, Dave, 267
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 62, 75, 93,
95-98, 127, 225, 231, 244, 294
American Federation of Musicians (AFM), 161-63, 166, 168-69, 174-75, 177, 179, 182, 187-88
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), 167, 188, 190, 192-94
Amalgamated Textile Clothing Workers Union, 97, 99
American Cyanamid, 111
inglot pigment, 111
American Iron and Steel Institute, 93, 223, 230
American Textile Manufacturing Institute (ATMI), 85, 93, 223
American Textile Manufacturing Institute v. OSHA (case), 85
Anker, Jerry, 62-63, 65
Apted, Michael, 190
Arnold, John, 249
Asbestos Institute of North America, 93, 223
asbestos standard, 93, 224
Sunshine Mining Co, 209
ATMI v. OSHA (case), 102
ATMI v. Donovan (case), 219, 232
Auchter, Thorne, 104, 107, 232
Baker & Hostetler (law firm), 127
Barclay, Paris, 190
Barkley, Charles, 156
Batterman, Bob, 275,-76
Bazelon, David, 85, 198
Beck, Allison, 246
Beckenbaugh, Scot, 249, 258-60, 262-64, 268-70, 293, 279, 281, 286
Bedrossian, Guy, 27
Benzene, 226
Benzene (case), 85, 195, 230-31
Bethlehem Steel, 69-71, 74
Bingham, Eula, 107
Bird, Larry, 156
Blackman, Rolando, 142
Bloch, Richard, 241
BNA See Bureau of National Affairs
Bork, Robert, 112-13
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Supreme Court nomination, 113
Boston Herald, 128
Bradley, Harold, 176-78
Bradley, Owen, 176
Bredhoff and Gottesman, 196
Bredhoff and Kaiser, 20, 98, 100, 224, 296
Bredhoff, Elliot, 62-63, 74, 86, 121, 160, 196, 220
Brees, Drew, 278
Brennan, William, 84-85, 103, 205-06, 208-09, 218, 227-29
Brown Lung Association, 290
Brown v. Pro Football Inc. (case), 141
Brown, Gerald A., 43
Brown, Jerry, 195
Buckner, Quinn, 142
Buffalo Forge, 204-05, 207
Buffalo Forge (case), 202
Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), 86, 97, 220, 224
Burke, Walter, 214, 218
byssinosis, 227
Capo, James (Jim), 267-68
Casey, Frank, 137-38
CBA (collective bargaining agreement), 243, 245
Chase, Nick, 41
Chass, Murray, 128
Ching, Cyrus, 35-36, 281
Christian Music Label, 176-78
Clark, Penny, 81, 191, 215-16, 308-09
Clark, Tom, 84, 95-96, 229, 231
Cohen, J. Moe, 3-4
Cohen, Bruce (son), 1, 4, 16, 62, 190, 194, 207, 261, 310
Cohen, Eddie (cousin), 5
Cohen, Gladys Winner (mother), 2-3, 155
influences, 24
Cohen, George – Personal
birth Brooklyn, New York, 2
Brooklyn Dodgers, 10, 19
Cornell Daily Sun, 21, 22, 119
Cornell Law School, 22, 36, 38
Cornell University, 4, 9, 17, 21-23, 25, 27, 30-31, 37-38, 45, 119, 265
waived senior year to attend law school, 120
Georgetown Law School, 42, 107, 247, 288
LLM degree, 35-36, 41, 281
high school basketball, 118
officers training school 34, 40
racial discrimination and anti-Semitic behavior, 12
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ROTC, 32, 38
Cohen, George – Professional
Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) (airline union), 237
Amalgamated Transit Workers Union, 259
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 62, 75,
93, 95-99, 127, 225, 231, 244, 294
American Federation of Musicians (AFM), 163
Television Agreement, 164, 170
American Lawyer Best Labor Lawyer of the Year, 116
Arlington School Board, 79
asbestos, 83, 93, 99, 101, 224-27
asbestos case, 101, 229
Atlantic Trading & Marketing, Inc. (ATMI) (case), 102, 219, 232-33
Bay Area Regional Transit (BART), 259
mediation, 262
Bredhoff and Gottesman, 195
Bredhoff and Kaiser, 58, 63, 67, 73, 84, 97, 118, 120, 127, 160, 181, 186, 191, 193, 201, 209,
217, 225-26, 237, 249, 256, 258, 299, 306-08
retirement, 236
Coke Oven Emissions (case), 106, 226, 230
co-mediation, 240
Commercial Announcements Agreement, 164, 169-70
cotton dust case, 84-85, 116, 232
entertainment law, 160
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), 36, 186-87, 236, 243, 244, 245-55, 258-
59, 262, 271, 288, 291, 295
Director, 252, 267
image, 251
morale, 251
focus on occupational health, 83, 85, 88-89, 100, 104, 109-10, 220-21
Georgetown Law School, 271, 292
co-teacher Law of Occupational Health and Safety at Georgetown, 108
H.K. Porter Co. v. NLRB (case), 67, 75, 195-201, 207
impact of digital music on collective bargaining, 168
Industrial Union Department, 75, 93, 96, 225
Internet Agreement, 182, 184
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Hygiene Advisory Council, 108, 151
Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), 71, 22, 120, 125, 127, 129, 134-35,
137-138, 158, 189
Major League Soccer Players Association, 257
mediation, 36, 77, 186-87, 236-37, 239- 43, 245-47, 250, 253, 255, 257, 259, 262, 264, 267,
271-72, 275-79, 283-84, 287, 293
constructive, 284
mindset for problem solving, 280
subcommittees, 285
successful, 283
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techniques, philosophy, and approach, 279
Mesaba Airline, 238
Motion Picture Labor Agreement, 164
National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), 139, 140, 143
Agent Registration and Regulation Committee, 142
lecturer at annual education programs for certified NBPA agents, 148
program for NBPA AIDS education, 152
National Football Players Association, 275
National Hockey Players Association, 157
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), 35, 41-48, 52, 54, 56, 58-61, 63, 66-67, 69, 94, 113,
124- 27, 130, 134-38, 140, 195-98, 200, 203, 237, 244, 247, 249
Appellate Court Branch, 46
General Counsel’s Office Appellate Court Branch, 196
Ohio State Law Journal, 98
Oil, Chemical Atomic Workers Union, 225
Occupational Safety and Health Act, 83
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 83-85, 86, 90, 93-94, 96, 101-05,
107, 111-12, 114, 116-17, 151, 160, 195, 220-22, 225, 233-34, 289, 291
See also cotton dust case
cost-benefit analyses, 228
state plan lawsuit, 109
union rights, 97
Phonograph Record Labor Agreement, 164, 169
professional soccer mediation, 256
Rosenfeld, Arthur, 249, 51
Service Employees International Union (SEIU), 244, 259
Sports Lawyers Association “Michael Weiner Excellence Award” 149
sports unions, 118, 120, 157
Supreme Court of Idaho, 215, 217
Supreme Court of the United States
arguments, 48-49, 51, 62, 67, 73, 75, 84-85, 151, 215
experiences, 85
Taft-Hartley emergency injunction disputes, 64
Traveling Broadway Musicals, 165
Union Co-chair of the ABA Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, 108
union organizing and the process of collective bargaining, 43
United Hatters Union, 75
United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) mediation, 266
United Steelworkers of America, 66, 70-71, 96, 98, 121, 196, 203, 210, 214
conventions, 74
negotiations, 73
Verizon dispute with CWA and IBW, 263
vinyl chloride, 226
White House Summit, 294
Cohen, J. Moe (paternal grandfather), 2
Cohen, Jane (sister), 2
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Cohen, Jeremy, 207
Cohen, Julie (daughter), 1, 17, 62, 194, 207, 310
Cohen, Larry (President of CWA), 264
Cohen, Leonard (Len) (father), 2, 6
The Evening World (newspaper), 7
New York Post (newspaper), 8
Sports Editor of the New York Post, 9, 39
Cohen, Phyllis Goody (wife), 4-5, 16, 22, 27, 30-37, 41, 52-53, 61-62, 65, 150, 155, 207, 310
Alzheimer’s, 295
Labor Department intern, 34
collective bargaining, 73-74, 76, 7-79, 114-16, 121-23, 130, 137, 140, 145, 149, 153, 157, 163,
164, 167, 169, 179, 186, 189, 256, 258, 276, 292
“take it or leave it” approach, 124
agreements, 168, 175, 188, 203, 214-15, 242, 294
disputes, 257
negotiations, 247
pension and healthcare improvements, 171
salary improvements, 171
Collins, Jeremiah, 100, 214, 308
Collins, Tom, 146-48
Communication Workers of America (CWA), 252, 263-64
Connelly, Walter, 231
Connery, Vince, 300, 307
Corn, Morton, 107
cotton dust, 226, 290
Cotton Dust (case), 195, 227, 289
Counter, Nick, 169
COVID, 94
Cushman, Robert, 23
CWA See Communication Workers of America
Daggett, Harold, 266-69
Dayan, Leon, 309
Dean, Paul, 42
Department of Labor Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 90, 222
DiMaggio, Joe, 12, 119
Directors Guild of America, 188-90
Don’t Be Afraid To Win
by Jim Quinn, 157
Donatello, Pete, 264, 269
Donovan, Landon, 257-58
Doty, David, 279
Dream Team, 156
Drexler, Clyde, 156
Eaton, Mark, 142
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Edwards, Harry, 141, 237
Emerson, Marty, 161-63
English, Alex, 142, 152
English, Jim, 67
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 87, 219
Equal Employment Opportunity, 72
ET (movie), 174
Ewing, Patrick, 156
Fanning, John F., 43
Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), 241
Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act, 297-98
Fehr, Don, 137, 140
Feller, David, 62-65
Steelworkers Trilogy before Supreme Court, 64
Finley, Chuck, 132
Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, 95
Fisher, Ben, 71
Fleischer, Larry, 139-40, 142, 153
FMCS See Cohen, George, Professional Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Fosse, Bob, 257
Foster, Bill, 179-80, 184
FPCA See Federal Pay Comparability Act
Frankl, Carl, 67
Freund, Jeff, 191, 308
Frumin, Eric, 99
Fuentealba, Victor, 161
Gagliardi, Tino, 273
Garber, Don, 257
Garlick, Glenn, 182
Garvey, Jane, 242
Gelb, Arthur, 272
Gelb, Peter, 187, 272-73
Gibbs, Jeff, 308
Gilliam, Dee, 71
Gilson, Mady, 308-09
Gionfriddo, Al, 12
globalization and technology, 295
Gold, Larry, 95, 231
Goldberg, Alan, 151
Goldberg, Arthur, 62, 97, 272
Goldsmith, Willis, 187, 273
Goodell, Roger, 275-76
Goodnough, Bob, 157
Goodyear Tire and Rubber, 231
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Gore, David, 211, 218
Gottesman, Michael (Mike), 37, 62-63, 65, 73, 77, 144, 160-61, 196, 297, 308-09
Gottesman, Roberta, 62
Gould, Bill, 135
Granik, Russ, 153
Grantham, Charlie, 152
Grebey, Ray, 124, 127-29
Greenhouse, Linda, 104
Hackford, Taylor, 190
Harris, Seth, 255
Hessinger, Greg, 190
Hiatt, Jon, 244
Hill, Ed, 264
H.K. Porter (case), 195-98, 200-02, 207
Hogan & Hartson (law firm), 240
Hotvedt, Dick, 239
Hoynes, Lou, 126
IBEW See International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
ILA See International Longshoremen’s Association
Illich, Mike, 157-59
Industrial Union Department of the AFL-CIO (IUD), 93, 96-97, 99, 225
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), 252, 263-64, 292
International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), 266-68, 293
Negotiating Committee, 268
IUD See Industrial Union Department of the AFL-CIO
Jenkins, Howard, 35
Johnson, Magic, 150, 155-56
Johnson, Michael, 152
Johnson, Robert, 194
Jones Day (law firm), 245, 273
Jordan, Michael, 156
Kahn, Alfred, 23
Kaiser, Henry, 161-63, 166-67
Kananack , Arthur, 27, 30-31
Kaufman, Frank, 300-04
Kaynard, Sam, 54, 56-57
Kessler, Jeff, 140, 277-79
Kleinman, Bernard (Bernie), 65-68, 74, 196
Kohlman, Gary, 309
Kohut, Phil, 28
Kramer, Andy, 245
Kuhn, Bowie, 129
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Laettner, Christian, 156
Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA), 35
Landrum-Griffin Act, 68-70
Lanier, Bob, 142
Lawson, Al, 67
Lerner, Bruce, 100, 309
Leventhal, Harold, 85, 110
Levy, George Morton, 39
Linear, Bob, 144
LMRDA See Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Ac
Maglie, Sal, 13
Major League Baseball (MLB) Player Relations Committee, 126, 136
collective bargaining system, 130
salary arbitration, 131
Major League Soccer, 257, 275
Mallet-Prevost, Marcel, 49, 51, 56, 58
Malone, Karl, 154, 156
Marbury v. Madison (case), 299-302
Marshall, Thurgood, 205-06, 209, 218, 299
Maxim, Joey, 12
Mayerson, Anne, 309
Mazzocchi, Tony, 99
McAdams, Lloyd, 264-65
McCulloch, Frank, 43
McDonald, 62, 65
McGowan, Carl, 83, 85, 101, 229-30
McGuinn, John, 169
Meany, George, 127
Mehta, Zarin, 273-74
Mehta, Zubin, 273
Metropolitan Opera, 182, 187, 272
Milk (movie) produced by Bruce Cohen, 261
Miller, Marvin, 71, 121, 129-31, 139
Mintz, Ben, 105, 107
Mississippi v. Johnson (case), 301, 304
Morgan Lewis & Bockius (law firm), 78, 82, 136, 239, 245
Moss, Dick, 121-22
Mullin, Chris, 156
Murphy. Betty Southard, 127
Nabokov, Vladimir, 23
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), 245
National Basketball Association (NBA), 10, 150, 161, 171
National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) 141, 148-53, 189
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Agent Regulations Committee, 144
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 90-91, 99, 221-26
National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), 43, 46, 54, 124, 134, 148, 195-96, 198-99, 224
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), 35, 41-42, 81, 199
National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), 179-81, 184
National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), 288-89, 296-98, 300, 303, 306-07
NBA See National Basketball Players Association
New York Philharmonic, 187, 273-74
New York Post, 8-9, 18, 20, 39, 118-19
New York Times, 18, 104, 128, 272
Newsom, Gavin, 260
NFL Players Association (NFLPA), 141, 143,149, 158, 276
Nixon, Richard
administration, 87
Watergate, 305
NLRB v. Tidewater Equipment Company, 52
Norris-LaGuardia Act, 205
NSO See National Symphony Orchestra
NTEU v. Nixon, 288-89, 296-97, 307
O’Connor, Chuck, 79, 82, 136, 245
Obama, Barack, 244
Occupational Health Review Commission, 111
Occupational Safety and Health Act, 83, 101, 112, 219-20, 224, 229
Emergency Temporary Standard, 94-95, 230
general duty clause, 87, 93, 111, 113
“imminent danger” situations, 94
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC), 94, 113
Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCC), 70-71
Ohio State Law Journal, 98
Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers Union (OCAW), 97, 99
Oppenheimer, Marty, 182, 185
Panza, Ray, 28, 29
PEL (permissible exposure limit), 91, 101-03, 222-23, 226-27
Perez, Tom, 294
Petrillo, James, 161
Pippen, Scottie, 156
Pisano, Bob, 190
Plum, Bernie, 169, 273
Pollack, Trish, 308
Pollak, Roger, 309
polyvinylchloride case, 229
Pritzker, Penny, 294
Proskauer Rose (law firm), 169, 182
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Quinn, Jim, 140, 157-58, 277
Rawson (case), 209
Reagan, Ronald, 85, 104, 106, 232, 234, 295
administration, 105
Rehnquist, William, 218, 231-32
Retail Clerks (case), 208
Richey, Charles, 299
Rissetto, Harry, 79, 242, 245
Robinson, David, 156
Robinson, Jackie, 10-12, 118
Robinson, Spottswood, 300
Robinson, Sugar Ray, 12
Rock Hill (case), 53
Rosenfeld, Arthur, 249-50
Rossiter, Clinton, 23
Roth, Andy, 136, 308-09
Roth, Jay, 189
Rubber Workers Union, 95, 97
Screen Actors Guild (SAG), 167, 188-90, 192-94
Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG/AFTRA), 192,
194
Samnick, Norman, 169, 178-80
Samuels, Shelly, 99, 225
Scalia, Antonin, 112, 218
Scarlett, Francis, 50, 52-53
Schaap, Dick, 120
Schaap, Jeremy, 120
Schiff, Dorothy, 18, 20
New York Post owner, 9
Schlein, Paul, 207
Schlein, Sally, 207
Schlesinger, Rudy, 23
Scott, Judy, 244
Seitz, Peter, 123, 133
Seitz, Virginia, 136
Selikoff, Irving, 99, 225
Seminario, Peggy, 99, 225
Service Employees International Union (SEIU), 244, 259
Sheehan, Jack, 98, 224
Silas, Paul, 142, 144
Silberman, Laurence (Larry), 207, 237
Silberman, Ricky, 207
Silverman, Daniel (Dan), 125, 136-37
Silverman, David, 127-29
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Simon, Bruce, 187, 273
Smith, Dee, 276
Snyder, Ed, 157, 158
Society for the Plastics, Inc., 95
Sotomayor, Sonia, 135-39
Steelworkers Union, 62-63, 65, 67-68, 71, 73-76, 91, 93, 115, 196, 202, 224, 300
seniority system, 73
collective bargaining agreements, 115
Safety and Health Committee, 115, 210
Stern, Andy, 244
Stern, David, 150, 153
Stern, Fritz, 23
Stirnweiss, Snuffy, 15
Stockton, John, 156
Strong, Ken, 119
Supreme Court of the United States, 112-13, 199, 204-06, 208-09, 213, 217-18, 226-27, 229,
231-33, 289, 291, 304-305
American Textile Manufacturing Institute versus OSHA case, 85, 102-05, 116, 195
Benzene case, 85, 195
Brown v. Pro Football Inc. case, 141
COVID, 94
Equal Employment Opportunity law, 72
H.K. Porter case. 67, 75, 200
if an employer could enjoin an unfair labor practice hearing from taking place, 49
inability to pay principle, 124
Steelworkers Trilogy, 64
Tamarin, Henry, 244
Tamarin, Nate, 244, 254, 267
Taylor, George, 99
Teamsters, 63, 73, 121, 167, 189
Textile Manufacturing Industry, 289
The Newspaper Guild (TNG), 20
Thomas, Bill, 273-74
Thomas, Isaiah, 142, 156
Tidewater Equipment Company, 49, 52
Tobias, Bob, 297-300, 307
Tretter, Frank, 27
U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX), 266-67
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 58, 67, 85, 101, 141, 198, 207, 224, 226-27, 230, 237,
289, 290-91, 296, 300-01
HK Porter (case), 197
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 148, 279
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 51-52, 58, 226, 230
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 69, 84, 226, 230
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 84, 95, 114, 138-39, 226, 229-31
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 69, 84, 106, 226, 230
Villaraigosa, Antonio, 269, 293
vinyl chloride, 83, 95
Virk, Devki, 78, 309
Walsh-Healey Act, 219
Washington Post, 265, 305
Weil Gotshal (law firm), 140
Weinberg, Bob, 100, 104, 141, 208, 212, 214, 233, 306, 308-09
Weiner, Mike, 137
Weinfeld, Edward, 54
Weinreb, Alice, 182
Welles, Melvin (Mel), 49, 52, 56, 58, 126
Wertz, Bill, 157
White, Byron, 14, 35, 190, 194, 218
White, David, 190, 194
Wilkey, Malcolm, 300
Williams, Buck, 142
Williams, John, 172, 174
Williams, Stephen, 112
Winner, Louis (maternal grandfather), 3-4
Winter, Ralph, 139
Wodka, Steve, 99
Wolfe, Sydney, 99
Wright, J. Skelly, 85, 198
Wright, Mike, 99, 225
Ziegler, John, 157