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Kayla Blado Named Press Secretary

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Washington, DC – National Labor Relations Board Chairman Lauren McFerran announced today the appointment of Kayla Blado as Press Secretary, serving in the Office of Congressional and Public Affairs.

Ms. Blado has extensive experience working in public relations. Most recently, she served as Director of Media Relations at the Economic Policy Institute. Previously, Ms. Blado worked in communications at a national labor federation, as a producer for radio talk shows focused on politics, labor, and related public interest subjects, and as an AmeriCorps volunteer.  

Ms. Blado has a graduate certificate in business communication from the Harvard Extension School. She earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Office of Congressional and Public Affairs is one of the five original NLRB divisions established in 1935, and it is the official gateway through which the media, the public, and Congress learn about the Agency’s activities.

“I am pleased to welcome Kayla to the NLRB. We are excited to have someone with her skill set and enthusiasm joining the agency,” said Chairman McFerran. “I am confident that Kayla will increase the visibility and accessibility of our work, and help revitalize our outreach efforts to the many communities that rely on the Act’s protections.”

Established in 1935, the National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects employees, employers, and unions from unfair labor practices and protects the right of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve wages, benefits and working conditions. The NLRB conducts hundreds of workplace elections and investigates thousands of unfair labor practice charges each year.