National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. have announced the appointment of Scott Thompson as Officer-in-Charge of the Agency's Subregional office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Sub-Region 11). In his new position, Mr. Thompson will assist Claude Harrell, Director of the NLRB’s Region 10 in Atlanta, in enforcing the National Labor Relations Act in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, and in certain counties in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Mr. Thompson began his career with the National Labor Relations Board in 1985 as a legal assistant on the staffs of former Board Members Patricia Diaz-Dennis and Mary Cracraft. In 1987, he transferred to the Philadelphia Regional Office as a field attorney. He was promoted to Supervisory Field Attorney in 1993 and Deputy Regional Attorney in 1998.
The National Labor Relations Board administers and enforces the National Labor Relations Act. It investigates and remedies unfair labor practices and conducts secret-ballot elections to determine whether employees desire union representation.