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National Labor Relations Board

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Agency overview


To administer the National Labor Relations Act, the primary law governing relations between unions and employers in the private sector.

Current priorities

  • Conduct elections to form or dissolve labor unions
  • Investigate charges regarding unfair employer practices, facilitate settlements, and decide cases
  • Enforce orders and protect workers’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act


NLRB has a General Counsel to investigate cases and a five-member Board to decide case outcomes. Regional offices throughout the country manage fair labor practices and workplace democracy. Review NLRB’s organization chart to learn more about the offices that might interest you.

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