The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects the rights of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve their wages and working conditions.
The Board has five Members and primarily acts as a quasi-judicial body in deciding cases on the basis of formal records in administrative proceedings. Board Members are appointed by the President to 5-year terms, with Senate consent, the term of one Member expiring each year.
The General Counsel, appointed by the President to a 4-year term, is independent from the Board and is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of unfair labor practice cases and for the general supervision of the NLRB field offices in the processing of cases.
Peter B. Robb was sworn in as General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board on November 17, 2017 for a four year term. Mr. Robb was nominated by President Donald J. Trump in September 2017 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 8, 2017.
The Division of Judges dockets, hears, settles, and decides unfair labor practice cases throughout the country.
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The National Labor Relations Board has 26 regional offices and is headquartered in Washington, DC. Hover over the map below to find a regional office, and click to go to the regional homepage for more information, including news and upcoming events.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is comprised of a team of professionals who work to assure fair labor practices and workplace democracy nationwide. Since its creation by Congress in 1935, this small, highly respected, independent Federal agency has had daily impact on the way America's companies, industries and unions conduct business. Agency staff members investigate and remedy unfair labor practices by unions and employers. They also conduct elections to determine whether employees wish to be represented by a union, and if so, which union.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent office created within the NLRB by the Inspector General Act Amendments of 1988. The OIG’s mission is to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement, and to promote economy and efficiency. The OIG carries out its responsibilities by conducting audits, investigations, and other inquiries relating to NLRB programs and operations.
The National Labor Relations Board is proud of its history of enforcing the National Labor Relations Act. Our interactive timeline shares some of our rich history.
Information to to assist businesses that are interested in selling their products and services to the NLRB.
General Inquiries:1-844-762-NLRB (1-844-762-6572) Spanish language option available.
Hearing impaired callers who wish to speak to an Agency representative should contact the Federal Relay Service by visiting its website at https://www.federalrelay.us/tty, calling one of its toll free numbers and asking its Communications Assistant to call our toll free number at 1-844-762-NLRB.