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Teresa Poor Named Regional Director of Region 29-Brooklyn

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On October 31, 2022, General Counsel Jennifer A. Abruzzo announced the appointment of Teresa Poor as the Regional Director for the Agency’s Region 29 office. With a Regional Office in Brooklyn, New York, Region 29 is responsible for conducting elections, investigating unfair labor practice charges, and protecting the right of workers to act collectively to improve their wages and working conditions throughout Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Long Island.

“Teresa has proven throughout her career at the NLRB to be an exemplary leader and public servant,” said General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo. “With her commitment to the Agency’s mission, I am confident she will excel in this new role and will undoubtedly work every day to fully effectuate the National Labors Relations Act.”

A native of Yakima, Washington, Ms. Poor earned a Bachelor of Arts from Evergreen State College in Washington State and a Master’s of Labor and Industrial Relations from Rutgers University in New Jersey. During her 23-year career with the Agency, in which she served in Regions 2 and 29, Ms. Poor worked as a Labor-Management Relations Examiner, Compliance Officer, Supervisory Examiner, and Assistant to the Regional Director. Prior to her career with the Agency, Ms. Poor worked with unions and research organizations focused on economics and health and safety issues that affect workers in the United States.

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 29 serves areas in New York from its Regional Office in Brooklyn.