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Welcome to Region 3 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 York state from our offices in Buffalo and Albany. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for election, please visit one of our offices 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

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a Phelps, New York, construction contractor violated federal labor law when it unilaterally stopped applying the terms and conditions of a collective-bargaining agreement reached between the Ironworkers union and an employers’ association to which the contractor belonged.

The Times Union of Albany has agreed to offer reinstatement to three employees and to pay more than $800,000 in backpay and interest to a total of 11 employees who were laid off by the newspaper in the fall of 2009 in order to settle a case taken up by the National Labor Relations Board.

In the first ruling of its kind, a National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge has found that a Buffalo nonprofit organization unlawfully discharged five employees after they posted comments on Facebook concerning working conditions, including work load and staffing issues.  

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint alleging that Hispanics United of Buffalo, a nonprofit that provides social services to low-income clients, unlawfully discharged five employees after they took to Facebook to criticize working conditions, including work load and staffing issues. The complaint was issued May 9 by Rhonda Ley, NLRB Regional Director in Buffalo, New York.

An administrative law judge has found that supervisors at a Woodbridge, New York egg processing plant violated federal labor laws by interfering with a rerun NLRB-conducted election, and ordered that a third election be held. Charges were filed by the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 342.

Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
MOUNTAINSIDE FARMS, a DIVISION OF WORCESTER CREAMERIES CORP. 03-CA-097023 Administrative Law Judges Decision November 5, 2013
SKIDMORE COLLEGE 03-RC-106452 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions November 1, 2013
Olean General Hospital 03-CA-097918 Administrative Law Judges Decision September 24, 2013
MasTec North America, Inc. d/b/a MasTec Advanced Technologies 03-RD-105232 Board Decision August 27, 2013
E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Inc. 03-CA-090637 Administrative Law Judges Decision August 26, 2013
Time Warner Cable Northeast LLC 03-RC-103749 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions August 16, 2013
Local 471, Rochester Regional Joint Board, Workers United (Sodexo, Inc.) 03-CB-009172 Board Decision July 16, 2013
Time Warner Cable Northeast LLC 03-RC-103749 Board Decision June 27, 2013
Aramark Educational Services, LLC 03-RC-098504 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions June 21, 2013
UNITY HEALTH SYSTEM 03-RC-103449 Board Decision June 19, 2013

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