NLRB Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and Acting General Counsel Lafe E. Solomon have announced the appointment of Peter Sung Ohr as Regional Director in the Chicago Regional Office (Region 13). Mr. Ohr will be responsible for the enforcement of the nation’s primary labor law covering private sector employees in Cook, Du Page, Kane, Lake, and Will Counties in Illinois, and Lake County in Indiana.
Born in Seoul, Korea, Mr. Ohr received his B.A. from the University of California-Riverside in 1989. He was awarded his J.D. degree from Pepperdine School of Law in 1994 and a M.B.A. from Hawaii Pacific University in 2000. He began his career with the NLRB in the Agency’s Honolulu Subregional Office as a Field Attorney, where he worked from 1997 until 2005. In 2005, he was appointed Deputy Assistant General Counsel in the NLRB’s Division of Operations-Management, a position he continued to hold until this appointment. Peter Sung Ohr succeeds former Regional Director Joseph Barker, who recently retired.
The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employees’ rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative. The Agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions.