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Peter Sung Ohr Named Acting General Counsel

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Washington DC –  President Joseph R. Biden has designated Peter Sung Ohr to serve as Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board. 

“As a career employee of the NLRB, I am especially proud to continue my work with the smart and dedicated agency staff to vigorously enforce the mission of the NLRA,” Ohr said. “I look forward to actively engaging the public to ensure workers’ fundamental rights of association at the workplace are protected to the fullest extent of the law.”

Mr. Ohr began his career with the NLRB in the Honolulu Sub-regional Office as a Field Attorney. In 2005, he was appointed Deputy Assistant General Counsel in the NLRB’s Division of Operations-Management. In 2011, Mr. Ohr was appointed Regional Director of the NLRB’s Chicago Regional Office (Region 13).

Born in Seoul, Korea, Mr. Ohr received a B.A. from the University of California-Riverside, a J.D. from Pepperdine School of Law, and an M.B.A. from Hawaii Pacific University.

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