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Welcome to Region 1 of the National Labor Relations Board. We conduct elections, investigate charges of unfair labor practices, and protect the rights of workers to act together, serving most of New England from our offices in Boston and Hartford. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for election, please visit our office or call and ask for the Information Officer on duty. We can arrange to have someone speak with you in the language of your choice. We are also happy to provide speakers and materials to promote a greater understanding of the National Labor Relations Act.

 

News From the Region

National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr., today announced the appointment of Michael C. Cass as Officer-in-Charge for Subregion 34, Hartford, Connecticut. 

A career NLRB employee, Mr. Cass had been serving as a Supervisory Field Examiner in the Hartford office. In his new position, he will assist Jonathan B. Kreisberg, Regional Director in Region 1, Boston, Massachusetts, in the enforcement and administration of the National Labor Relations Act in Connecticut.  Mr. Cass succeeds John S. Cotter, who is retiring. 

A federal judge has ordered a Connecticut nursing home chain to offer reinstatement to approximately 600-700 workers, to rescind changes made to employee wages and benefits, and to bargain in good faith with the union that has long represented its employees

National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon have announced the appointment of John Cotter as Officer in Charge of the Agency's newly-designated Subregional office in Hartford, Connecticut (Subregion 34). In his new position, Mr. Cotter will assist Jonathan Kreisberg, Director of the NLRB’s Region 1 in Boston, in enforcing the National Labor Relations Act in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.  Mr.

The National Labor Relations Board has approved the formal restructuring of several regional offices, as proposed in July and adjusted in October, after evaluating feedback from members of Congress, NLRB staff, and the public, and conducting a pilot program in the field.

A U.S. District Court Judge in Connecticut has ordered the Stamford Plaza Hotel and Conference Center to reinstate 28 employees who were laid off, then rehired by a subcontractor to perform the same work, after they expressed support for a union. 

The layoffs occurred just weeks after the United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 371, began gathering signatures for a unionization effort in June 2011. The two hotel operations that were subcontracted, housekeeping and maintenance, had demonstrated the strongest level of union support.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
HealthBridge Management, Care Realty (a/k/a Care One) West River HC 34-CA-070823 Board Decision 05/14/2014
REINHART FOODSERVICE, LLC D/B/A AGAR 01-CA-106712 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 05/05/2014
NSTAR ELECTRIC & GAS COMPANY 01-CA-122562 Board Decision 05/02/2014
United States Postal Service 34-CA-092726 Board Decision 04/30/2014
BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER 01-RC-117550 Board Decision 04/22/2014
LILY TRANSPORTATION CORPORATION 01-CA-108618 Administrative Law Judges Decision 04/22/2014
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE 01-CA-102755 Amended Administrative Law Judges Decision 04/08/2014
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE 01-CA-101984 Board Decision 04/04/2014
SSC MYSTIC OPERATING COMPANY, LLC D/B/A PENDLETON HEALTH & REHABILITATION CENTER 01-CA-120161 Board Decision 03/31/2014
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY 01-CA-111570 Administrative Law Judges Decision 03/25/2014

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