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NLRB launches review of Los Angeles and Winston Salem regional offices, part of restructuring study

The National Labor Relations Board has launched a review of the status of regional offices in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Region 11),  and Los Angeles (Regions 21 and 31) with an eye toward reducing costs, responding to changing patterns in case intake, and making the best use of new technologies, Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced today. The review was prompted by the recent retirements of directors in Regions 11 and 21..

The assessments are part of an ongoing study of the Agency’s organization and structure in its Washington headquarters and regional offices.  Other proposals may be announced for the purpose of seeking input and comment as they are developed.  This rigorous process is being performed to ensure that the National Labor Relations Board is best organized to pursue its mission of serving the public in the most effective and efficient manner. 

Acting General Counsel Solomon will thoroughly consider input from Agency staff and from external stakeholders before any final proposals are developed.  Proposals for change, which could include consolidating and restructuring offices in the field and divisions in headquarters, will be announced to the public, including practitioners and the management-labor relations community, as well as to interested Members of Congress as they are developed, and comments will be considered. 

The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency vested with the authority to safeguard employees’ rights to organize and to determine whether to have a union as their collective bargaining representative, and to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions.


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