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Sen. Charles Schumer is keeping up his push to maintain Buffalo’s National Labor Relations Board office at its current status.

Schumer on Monday called the NLRB’s chairman, Mark Gaston Pearce, to urge him to keep the NLRB’s location in Buffalo a regional office. The agency is considering a proposal to create a single regional office for Buffalo and Pittsburgh, which would result in one regional director for both locations. While both cities’ offices would remain open, one of them would be downgraded to a subregional office, without a regional director on site.

Schumer in a statement said he would “continue to push (Pearce) to keep the regional office right where it is, so that we are not inconveniencing workers and businesses all across the state and creating major case-load backups.” The senator previously sent a letter to Pearce – who used to work in Buffalo – to advocate for a Buffalo regional office.

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