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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

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. 

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced the appointment of career attorney David E. Leach as Regional Attorney of the NLRB’s Regional Office in New York, NY (Region 2). In his new position, Mr. Leach will assist Regional Director Karen P. Fernbach in the processing of representation and unfair labor practice cases filed under the National Labor Relations Act in Manhattan, The Bronx, and several counties north of New York City.

Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort descending
Anaconda Wire & Cable Co. 02-R-004137 Board Decision 09/29/1943
The Ball and Roller Bearing Co. 02-R-004168 Board Decision 10/04/1943
The Connecticut Power Co. 02-R-004139 Board Decision 10/07/1943
Parke Davis & Co. 02-R-004189 Board Decision 10/08/1943
Bethlehem Steel Co. 02-R-004190 Board Decision 10/08/1943
Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp. 02-R-004218 Board Decision 10/15/1943
Otis Elevator Co. 02-R-004224 Board Decision 10/15/1943
Ardlee Service, Inc. 02-R-004202 Board Decision 10/21/1943
New York Telephone Co. 02-R-004027 Board Decision 10/30/1943
Bard Parker Co., Inc. 02-R-004255 Board Decision 11/01/1943


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