The Workers’ Rights Institute (WRI) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the current National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel (GC), Jennifer Abruzzo. Abruzzo will speak on her career and current events in labor, and will answer questions from students in attendance. While the primary audience is our executive director Mark Gaston Pearce’s labor law seminar, Labor Law and the Changing US Workforce, a handful of other lecturers’ classes have been invited and the event is open to all interested law students.
Abruzzo’s short bio from the NLRB website: 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.
On July 22, 2021, Jennifer A. Abruzzo began serving as General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board. Ms. Abruzzo had previously worked for the NLRB for over two decades, including as Field Attorney, Supervisory Field Attorney, Deputy Regional Attorney, Deputy Assistant General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, and Acting General Counsel. Immediately prior to her appointment as General Counsel, Ms. Abruzzo served as Special Counsel for Strategic Initiatives for the Communications Workers of America.