Labor On The Move: David Cohen Retiring from DPE

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Labor On The Move: David Cohen Retiring from DPE(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)

David Cohen, Executive Director of the Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO (DPE), is retiring. A reception in his honor will be held today, Wednesday, February 12 from 2-4 pm at the AFL-CIO (RSVP to Marcie Lawrence at Cohen joined DPE in 2002 and became its Executive Director in 2006. He worked with the DPE officers, staff, and affiliated unions to identify common objectives for action and led collaboration on public policy, labor issues, and outreach to professional associations. At the AFL-CIO Education Department from 1993 to 2002, Cohen led strategic planning for national unions, consulted on organizational development, developed educational campaign materials, and taught others to teach. A graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School, Cohen represented unions and multiemployer funds at the union law firm Barr, Peer, Cohen & Camens from 1979 to 1993 and co-edited the 1997 edition of Construction Organizing. Cohen's last day at DPE will be Feb. 14; after that, he can be reached at Says Cohen, “I count myself very lucky to have worked with my sisters and brothers in the labor movement for the remarkable people we represent, from construction laborers to nurses to country music singers.”


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