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Polly Misra Appointed as Assistant General Counsel of the Office of Special Counsel and Labor Relations

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Today, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer A. Abruzzo announced the appointment of Polly Misra as Assistant General Counsel in the Office of Special Counsel and Labor Relations (SCLR). In this position, Ms. Misra will manage SCLR, which is responsible for building collaborative labor relations with the Agency’s staff unions and advising and representing the Agency in all internal labor and employment matters.

Ms. Misra began her career as a field attorney for NLRB’s Region 18 in Minneapolis. After working in Region 18 for four years, she worked in the NLRB’s Injunction Litigation Branch and the Solicitor’s Office before moving to the Contempt Branch (now Contempt, Compliance and Special Litigation), where she handled all aspects of Agency litigation in federal court. In 2019, Ms. Misra was promoted to supervisory attorney. Ms. Misra earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University.

“Polly has proven throughout her career at the NLRB to be a talented and committed public servant,” said General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo. “For nearly 30 years, she has dedicated herself to advancing the Agency’s mission and she will continue to do so as she assumes her new role.”

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.