The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) approved a plan to restructure the territorial coverage for Regional Offices in Buffalo, New York (Region 3) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Region 6). Under the approved plan, Regions 3 and 6 will retain their full regional status. In reaching this decision, the Agency evaluated feedback from the public, members of Congress, and NLRB staff. The approved plan reflects the Agency’s need to balance its practical operational concerns with the need for the NLRB to enter its 80th year servicing this country as the strong and accessible presence envisioned when it was created.
The Agency determined that there were a number of counties which were more accessible to Regions 3 and 6 than to the Regions to which they are currently assigned. Consistent with the Agency’s ongoing effort to explore ways to enhance efficiencies, streamline its operations, and rationalize the size of Regions in a manner that is not detrimental to the public or NLRB staff, the Agency will shift these counties to Regions 3 and 6 while maintaining each as a separate Regional Office. A list of the counties affected is available here. This reconfiguration furthers the Agency’s mission to provide the best possible service to the public.