Washington, DC – The National Labor Relations Board has launched a new Spanish language version of its website, NLRB.gov/es. Here, members of the public can access resources on their workplace rights and how to file a complaint, learn about the agency’s history and current duties, and request a speaker from the NLRB.
This is part of the commitment by Chairman Lauren McFerran and Acting General Counsel Peter Sung Ohr to increase outreach and accessibility at the NLRB and educate working people of their labor rights and protections.
“One of my priorities as Chairman is to increase the agency’s public engagement and accessibility,” said Chairman McFerran. “In order to serve our mission, working people need to know we exist, know what their rights are, get the guidance they need from the agency, and easily figure out how to make use of the agency’s resources.”
Last week, the General Counsel’s office released a memorandum reaffirming its duty to proactively reach out and engage the public. The recommendations include reaching out to populations unfamiliar with the National Labor Relations Act, increasing media and public speaking appearances, providing more information to community organizations and participating in pro bono legal clinics.
“Educating workers, including those just entering the workforce and other underserved populations, and businesses is essential to the agency’s mission,” said Acting General Counsel Ohr. “It remains essential to our mission that we continue our long and strong culture of engaging with the public to promote a greater awareness and understanding of the Act.”
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.