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Regional Director

Welcome to Region 2 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 the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx and Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester counties from our office in Manhattan. 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

Richard F. Griffin, Jr., General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, announced the appointment of Nicholas H. Lewis as the Assistant to the Regional Director of the NLRB’s Regional Office in for Region 2, New York, NY.

In his new position, Mr. Lewis will assist Regional Director Karen Fernbach in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in Manhattan, the Bronx and several counties North of New York City. Mr. Lewis succeeds Elbert Tellem, who recently retired.

Richard F. Griffin, Jr., General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, announced the appointment of Leah Z. Jaffe as Regional Attorney for Region 2, New York, NY.

Twelve employees at the Biondi Elementary School in the Bronx, NY and at the Biondi Middle and High School in Yonkers, NY, who were laid off during bargaining for an initial collective-bargaining agreement, have received backpay and immediate offers of reinstatement as part of a settlement agreement reached on April 14, 2014.  

Board Member Sharon Block and Regional Directors Karen Fernbach (Region 1-Manhattan) and James Paulsen (Region 29-Brooklyn) shared insights into recent Board decisions and the impact of the Noel Canning decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, in a panel discussion at a recent Cornell University labor and employment law program.

The National Labor Relations Board has granted review in two cases that ask whether graduate student assistants seeking to be represented by a union are employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act. 

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Regional Case Developments

Case Namesort descending Case Number Case Activity Issuance Date
"M" System, Inc. 16-CA-000906 Board Decision 07/05/1957
"M" System, Inc. 16-CA-001224 Board Decision 11/02/1960
"M" System, Inc. 16-CA-001165 Board Decision 05/26/1959
"M" System, Inc. 16-RC-001773 Board Decision 05/14/1956
"M" System, Inc. 16-RC-001773 Board Decision 12/07/1956
"The Loft" (Showcase, Inc.) 17-CA-011169 Board Decision 01/07/1986
"Z" Frank, Inc. 13-CA-008119 Board Decision 09/23/1968
0. R. Cooper and Son 38-CA-002098 Board Decision 06/25/1976
1025-45 Associates 00-AO-000289 Board Decision 09/17/1991
110 Greenwich Street Corp. 02-CA-026303 Board Decision 10/19/1995

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