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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,


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.



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.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Olean General Hospital 03-RC-111355 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 05/20/2014
Canton-Potsdam Hospital 03-CA-114181 Administrative Law Judges Decision 05/01/2014
SPCA in Cattaraugus County, Inc. 03-CA-090311 Board Decision 04/30/2014
Fred & Harriett Taylor Health Center 03-RC-115208 Board Decision 04/04/2014
Hogan Transports, Inc. 03-CA-107189 Administrative Law Judges Decision 02/26/2014
SKIDMORE COLLEGE 03-RC-106452 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 02/18/2014
The Children's Place at the Plaza, Inc. 03-RD-116425 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 02/03/2014
ACE Masonry, Inc., d/b/a ACE Unlimited and Bella Masonry LLC, alter egos and Bella Furniture Solutio 03-CA-073540 Board Decision 01/31/2014
American Steamship Company/Liberty Steamship Company 03-CA-107658 Board Decision 01/09/2014


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