People: John J. Toner, Senior Counsel

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John J. Toner

Senior Counsel

Washington, D.C.
Direct: (202) 828-3575
Fax: (202) 828-5393
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Mr. Toner has extensive experience with all federal labor regulatory agencies. At both the National Labor Relations Board and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Mr. Toner was the highest ranking career official and had responsibility for developing and implementing many of the policies and practices currently followed by these agencies. Mr. Toner represented federal agencies before Congress and major stakeholder groups, including the AFL-CIO, the American Bar Association and employer associations. As an officer of the Association of Labor Relations Agencies, Mr. Toner worked with most of the state and local labor agencies as well as the Canadian labor agencies in the development of their labor policies.

In addition to developing and implementing national labor policy, Mr. Toner has extensive experience at the operating level. As a Field Examiner, Mr. Toner investigated numerous unfair labor practice charges and conducted dozens of elections. Mr. Toner has successfully represented employers before the NLRB in both unfair labor practice and representation cases. As Chief of Labor and Employee Relations at the NLRB, Mr. Toner was responsible for negotiating, implementing and administering collective bargaining agreements involving bargaining units comprised solely of labor attorneys and other labor relations experts. As Chief of Labor and Employment Relations with the Social Security Administration, Mr. Toner was responsible for negotiating, implementing, and administering labor and employment practices that covered approximately 600 administrative law judges and 400 legal analysts. At the Internal Revenue Service, he coordinated negotiations for bargaining units as large as 30,000 employees.

In addition to his experience at the bargaining table, Mr. Toner advised and counseled management in disciplinary and removal actions of high government officials as well as rank and file employees.

Mr. Toner has extensive experience with all federal labor regulatory agencies. At both the National Labor Relations Board and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Mr. Toner was the highest ranking career official and had responsibility for developing and implementing many of the policies and practices currently followed by these agencies. Mr. Toner represented federal agencies before Congress and major stakeholder groups, including the AFL-CIO, the American Bar Association and employer associations. As an officer of the Association of Labor Relations Agencies, Mr. Toner worked with most of the state and local labor agencies as well as the Canadian labor agencies in the development of their labor policies.

In addition to developing and implementing national labor policy, Mr. Toner has extensive experience at the operating level. As a Field Examiner, Mr. Toner investigated numerous unfair labor practice charges and conducted dozens of elections. Mr. Toner has successfully represented employers before the NLRB in both unfair labor practice and representation cases. As Chief of Labor and Employee Relations at the NLRB, Mr. Toner was responsible for negotiating, implementing and administering collective bargaining agreements involving bargaining units comprised solely of labor attorneys and other labor relations experts. As Chief of Labor and Employment Relations with the Social Security Administration, Mr. Toner was responsible for negotiating, implementing, and administering labor and employment practices that covered approximately 600 administrative law judges and 400 legal analysts. At the Internal Revenue Service, he coordinated negotiations for bargaining units as large as 30,000 employees.

In addition to his experience at the bargaining table, Mr. Toner advised and counseled management in disciplinary and removal actions of high government officials as well as rank and file employees.

Education

  • J.D., George Mason University School of Law (1985)
  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University (1970)
    Labor-Management Relations

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New York

Courts

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • New York Supreme Court

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section)
  • Association of Labor Relations Agencies (former Vice President of Finance)
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania State University Alumni Board (Department of Labor-Studies and Employment Relations)