Judge Michael A. Rosas, Administrative Law Judge, National Labor Relations Board 

Judge Michael A. Rosas 

Administrative Law Judge, National Labor Relations Board

Michael A. Rosas received his undergraduate degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He attended New York Law School and Golden Gate University School of Law. He has 22 years of litigation experience in New York State and the Southern District of New York. 

He served as an Assistant New York City Corporation Counsel, Assistant Counsel to Governor Mario Cuomo, and Assistant New York State Attorney General in charge of the Claims Bureau. He served as a judge for the Social Security Administration and the Federal Maritime Commission before transferring to the National Labor Relations Board. 

Rosas was appointed to be an administrative law judge for the NLRB in August 2003. 

In the News…

Administrative Law Judge Michael A. Rosas of the National Labor Relations Board ruled the popular coffee company Starbucks committed “egregious and widespread” violations of federal law when it openly campaigned to halt unionization by its employees. He also ordered the company to give back pay and damages to the workers who had been part of national organizing efforts. 

Rosas’ ruling, an opinion of more than 200 pages, concluded that Starbucks showed “a general disregard for the employees’ fundamental rights.” 

He placed a number of requirements on Starbucks, including that the company notify workers that the “National Labor Relations Board found that we violated Federal labor law,” that they reopen a Buffalo, New York, store, and reinstate a number of workers who had been fired for unionizing activities. 

According to Union Election Data service, Starbucks, with its 281 locations, has been a target for unionization for years. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Judge Rosas today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Michael A. Rosas 
National Labor Relations Board 
1015 Half Street SE 
Washington, DC 20570 


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