On October 31, 2017, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced the appointment of Christy J. Kwon as the Regional Attorney of the NLRB’s Regional office in Oakland, California (Region 32). In her new position, Ms. Kwon will assist Regional Director Valerie T. Hardy-Mahoney in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in portions of northern California and the northern half of Nevada. She succeeds Ms. Hardy-Mahoney, who previously served as Regional Attorney.
Ms. Kwon received her B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley, with highest honors in Sociology and Ethnic Studies, and her J.D. degree from UCLA School of Law. She began her NLRB career as a Field Attorney at the West Los Angeles office in 2001. She transferred to the San Francisco office in 2005, where she served as a Field Attorney until her promotion to Supervisory Attorney in 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.