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Regional Director

Welcome to Region 9 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 parts of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia from our office in Cincinnati. 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


            New NLRB rules for processing Representation petitions are scheduled to go into effect on April 14, 2015. In order to acquaint employers, labor organizations and legal practitioners about the new rules, NLRB Region 9 will be conducting an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the Regional Office in Cincinnati. 

National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced the appointment of career attorney Garey E. Lindsay as Regional Director of the Agency’s Regional Office in Cincinnati, Ohio (Region 9). Mr. Lindsay succeeds Gary W. Muffley, who recently retired. In his new position, Mr. Lindsay will be responsible for enforcement of one of the nation’s primary labor laws covering private sector employees in southern Ohio, eastern Kentucky, southern West Virginia and Clark, Dearborn and Floyd Counties in Indiana.

National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced the appointment of Matthew T. Denholm as the Assistant to the Regional Director of the NLRB’s Regional office in Cincinnati, Ohio (Region 9).  In his new position, Mr. Denholm will assist Regional Director Gary Muffley in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in parts of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Massey Energy Company and its subsidiary, Mammoth Coal Company, unlawfully refused to hire former unionized employees in order to avoid union obligations at a West Virginia coal mine it had purchased.

Massey bought the mine in Kanawha County in 2004 from Horizon Natural Resources Company after Horizon declared bankruptcy. Massey then created Mammoth Coal, a subsidiary, to operate the mine.

SEIU wins four and loses 39 units, with one unit in doubt

Employees at more than a dozen hospitals and long-term care facilities in the Cincinnati area voted in NLRB-conducted elections throughout the day Thursday on the question of whether or not to join the Service Employees International Union. In all, the elections took in 44 units of professional and non-professional employees, with nearly 6,600 eligible voters. All facilities are owned by Catholic Healthcare Partners.

Regional Case Developments

Case Namesort ascending Case Number Case Activity Issuance Date
Ziniz, Inc. 09-CA-024673 Board Decision 08/22/1988
Zenith Optical Co. 09-C-001809 Board Decision 10/30/1943
Zenith Optical Co. 09-R-001600 Board Decision 11/27/1944
Z and L Lumber Co. of Columbus 09-CA-005065 Board Decision 10/13/1969
Young Manufacturing Co., Inc. 09-CA-002735 Board Decision 06/27/1963
Young Manufacturing Co. 09-RC-000934 Board Decision 11/30/1950
York Div., Borg-Warner Corp. 09-CA-010252 Board Decision 06/02/1977
Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corp. 09-CA-031629 Board Decision 05/31/1996
Yellow Freight Systems, Inc. 09-CA-026338 Board Decision 07/11/1990
Yardley Plastics Co. 09-RD-000138 Board Decision 02/07/1955


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