Shannon R. Meares Named Regional Attorney of Region 10-Atlanta
Today, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo announced the appointment of Shannon R. Meares as the Regional Attorney of the NLRB Region 10-Atlanta. In her new position, Ms. Meares will assist Regional Director Lisa Henderson in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
A native of Champaign, Illinois, Ms. Meares graduated in 1997 from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Sociology. In 2000, she received a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. That same year, Ms. Meares began her career with the Agency as a Field Attorney in then-Region 11 (Winston-Salem). She was promoted to Supervisory Field Attorney in 2013.
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. Region 10 serves areas in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia from its Regional Office in Atlanta, its Subregional Office in Winston-Salem, and Resident Offices in Birmingham and Nashville.