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Regional Director

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

A presentation by Albany Resident Officer Barney Horowitz on Recent Developments Under the NLRA Including:  The Northwestern decision  Catholic Bishop (jurisdiction over religiously affiliated educational institutions) and Yeshiva (the managerial status of professors)Adjunct Professors  Graduates students and the Brown case  Charter school jurisdiction, state or federal? There is a lot happening in the private school arena with wide ranging impact so join us DATE Tuesday, May 13 TIME 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. PLACE Rm 342, Leo W. O’Brien Federal Building,

Outreach

April 8, 2014: Regional Director Rhonda Ley and Field Attorney Claire Sellers present NLRB Hot Topics at 12:15 at the Erie County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Committee, at 438 Main St. 6th Floor.

May 9, 2014:  Regional Director Rhonda Ley and Field Attorney Claire Sellers at Erie County Bar Association’s Annual Labor and Employment Law Symposium on the topic of The National Labor Relations Act in the Non-Union Workplace – Do’s and Don’ts for Employers and Employees.

 

NEWS

In May 2013, the drivers at Hogan Transports, Inc. (Employer), a trucking company, began a union organizing campaign at their workplace in West Coxsakie, New York, with the assistance of Teamsters, Local 294, International Brotherhood of Teamsters (the Union).  A majority of employees signed union authorization cards and the Union filed a petition and sought to become the bargaining representative for the workers.

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.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort descending Case Activity Issuance Date
Mike Basil Chevrolet, Inc. 03-AC-000042 Board Decision 08/16/2000
Van Raalte Co., Inc. 03-C-000653 Board Decision 02/29/1944
Warsaw Elevator Co. 03-C-000670 Board Decision 11/19/1943
D-N-X Engine Corp. 03-C-000673 Board Decision 07/28/1944
American Laundry Machinery Co. 03-C-000677 Board Decision 07/04/1944
Oval Wood Dish Corp. 03-C-000727 Board Decision 07/04/1945
Robeson Cutlery Co., Inc. 03-C-000734 Board Decision 04/17/1946
Odenbach Shipbuilding Corp. 03-C-000741 Board Decision 11/29/1945
The Anstice Co., Inc. 03-C-000749 Board Decision 05/14/1945
The Todd Co., Inc. 03-C-000752 Board Decision 10/03/1946

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