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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

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 Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort descending
Light Metals, Inc. 09-R-001139 Board Decision 09/29/1943
Reliance Manufacturing Co. 09-R-001174 Board Decision 09/29/1943
Muncie Water Works Co. 09-R-001183 Board Decision 10/05/1943
Gardner-Richardson Co. 09-R-001087 Board Decision 10/08/1943
E. C. Atkins and Co. 09-R-001200 Board Decision 10/19/1943
Kennedy Car-Liner and Bag Co., Inc. 09-R-001197 Board Decision 10/25/1943
General Motors Corp. 09-R-001160 Board Decision 10/27/1943
Zenith Optical Co. 09-C-001809 Board Decision 10/30/1943
Seymour Woolen Mills 09-R-001207 Board Decision 10/30/1943
Pierson-Hollowell Co., Inc. 09-R-001193 Board Decision 11/01/1943


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