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Laura A. Sacks Appointed as Regional Director of Region 1 (Boston)

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Today, General Counsel Jennifer A. Abruzzo announced the appointment of Laura A. Sacks to serve as the Regional Director for the Agency’s Region 1 office. With the Regional Office in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Sub-Regional Office in Hartford, Connecticut, Region 1 is responsible for conducting elections, investigating unfair labor practice charges, and protecting the right of workers to act collectively to improve their wages and working conditions in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and parts of Vermont.

“Laura has contributed greatly to the Agency’s mission for almost 30 years,” said General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo. “I have no doubt that she will continue to ably serve the public by upholding workers’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act.”

Born in Boston, Ms. Sacks graduated in 1984 from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. In 1989, she received a Juris Doctor from New England School of Law.

Ms. Sacks began her career with the Agency as a Field Attorney in Region 2–Manhattan, New York and transferred to Region 1–Boston, Massachusetts in 1993. She was promoted to Supervisory Attorney in 2000 and to her prior position as Regional Attorney in 2018. She served as Acting Director of Region 1 from July 2021 through August 2021.

Established in 1935, the National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects employees 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.