NLRB Expands Website Language Accessibility
Today, the NLRB launched a new series of pages on its website that feature information in 17 languages on employee rights and employer responsibilities under the National Labor Relations Act. It also contains information on how to contact the Agency in those languages. The NLRB utilizes board agents and interpreters to assist in serving employees who speak languages other than English.
Over the next several months, the NLRB will develop additional translated materials that will also be available on the website.
“Workers need to know their statutory rights in order to fully exercise them,” said NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo. “One of my top goals as General Counsel is robust education, protection, and enforcement of workers’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act. Having information available in as many languages as possible is a powerful tool toward reaching that goal.”
As part of the NLRB’s initiative to reach speakers of other languages, in 2022, the NLRB created a Spanish language e-filing service on its website for users to file unfair labor practice charges and petitions for union elections. In March 2021, the NLRB launched a Spanish website with information about the National Labor Relations Board.
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.