National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced the appointment of Daniel N. Nelson as the Assistant to the Regional Director of the NLRB’s Regional Office in Chicago, Illinois (Region 13). In his new position, Mr. Nelson will assist Regional Director Peter Ohr in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in the Chicago area and northwestern Indiana.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr. Nelson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Syracuse University in 1994, and his Masters of Arts in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He worked for the Service Employees International Union for two years before joining the Agency in 1999 as a Field Examiner in the Chicago office. He was promoted to Supervisory Examiner in 2007.
The National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employees’ rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative. The Agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions.