Rhonda Ley has been named Acting Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board's Regional Office in Pittsburgh, PA (Region 6). Ms. Ley will supervise the handling of NLRB cases arising in 41 counties in Pennsylvania and 26 counties in West Virginia. She will fill in for recently retired Regional Director Bob Chester until a permanent Director is appointed.
A career NLRB employee, Ms. Ley has been serving as the Regional Director in the Buffalo, NY (Region 3) office since 2009 and she will continue to also serve in that position. Region 3 encompasses most of New York State, except for counties in and around the New York City area. Region 3 also supervises a Resident Office in Albany, NY.
Ms. Ley earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from The State University of New York at Buffalo in 1977 and her J.D. degree from The Ohio State University, Moritz School of Law in 1980. She began her career in the Cincinnati, OH Regional Office, starting in 1980 as a Field Attorney. She transferred to the Brooklyn, NY Regional Office in 1985. She was promoted to the position of Supervisory Attorney in the Brooklyn Regional Office in 1995. In 1997, Ms. Ley was promoted to the position of Regional Attorney in the Buffalo Regional Office.
The NLRB administers and enforces the National Labor Relations Act. It investigates and remedies unfair labor practices and conducts secret-ballot elections to determine whether employees desire union representation.