Richard F. Griffin, Jr., General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board announced the appointment of career employee Terry D. Combs as Assistant to the Regional Director of the Agency’s office in Atlanta, Georgia (Region 10). In this position, he will assist Regional Director Claude (Chip) T. Harrell, Jr., in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, and in certain counties in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
After completing an enlistment in the U.S. Coast Guard, Mr. Combs received an undergraduate degree from Miami University (Ohio) and a Master’s degree in Labor and Employment Relations from the University of Cincinnati. He began his career in 1997 as a Field Examiner in the Indianapolis, Indiana office and later transferred to the Cincinnati, Ohio office in 2000. In 2010, he joined the Atlanta, Georgia office after being promoted to Supervisory Field Examiner and was subsequently promoted to the Assistant to the Regional Director position. He has been working in the Tampa, Florida office as the Assistant to the Regional Director since 2012.
The NLRB is an independent federal agency enforcing the National Labor Relations Act, which guarantees the right of most private sector employees to organize, to engage in group efforts to improve their wages and working conditions, to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative, to engage in collective bargaining, and to refrain from any of these activities. It acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions.