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Regional Director

Welcome to the Region 4 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 eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey from our office in Philadelphia. 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

On Friday, April 19, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., Dennis P. Walsh will be installed as Regional Director of Region Four of the National Labor Relations Board before the Honorable Theodore A. McKee, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit at the James A. Byrne United States Courthouse, Ceremonial Courtroom, located at 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced their selection of Dennis P. Walsh to serve as Regional Director of the Agency’s Region 4 office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Mr. Walsh will be responsible for enforcement of the nation’s primary labor law covering private sector employees in the jurisdiction of Region 4, which serves 22 counties in eastern Pennsylvania, 8 counties in southern New Jersey, and 1 county in Delaware.  He replaces Regional Director Dorothy Moore-Duncan, who retired in January 2013. 

After 15 years as Director of the Philadelphia Regional Office and 40 years with the agency, Dorothy Moore-Duncan has retired from the National Labor Relations Board, effective Jan. 3.

John D. Breese, Assistant to the Regional Director, and Daniel E. Halevy, Regional Attorney, will serve as Acting Regional Director on a rotating basis until a permanent director is chosen.

The National Labor Relations Board has found that musicians playing for symphony orchestras in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Texas are employees, not independent contractors, and therefore are eligible to vote on whether they want union representation.

In a 2-to-1 decision in Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, issued Dec. 27, the Board reversed the Regional Director’s decision to dismiss an election petition and sent the case back to the region for further action.

A settlement agreement approved by the National Labor Relations Board earlier this month ends a long-running labor dispute at a Philadelphiaplant that assembles rail cars for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA). 

The settlement resolves five unfair labor practice charges alleging unlawful conduct by Hyundai Rotem USA Corp. and TTA Philadelphia LLC, joint employers at the plant, following a 2010 vote by mechanical and electrical workers in favor of representation by the Transportation Workers Union of Philadelphia, Local 234.

Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Advanced Student Transportation, Inc. 04-RD-107689 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions December 6, 2013
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD, INC. 04-CA-085979 Board Decision November 19, 2013
BRISTOL RIVERSIDE THEATER COMPANY, INC. 04-RC-106777 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions November 15, 2013
SALEM HOSPITAL CORPORATION a/k/a THE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF SALEM COUNTY 04-CA-097635 Administrative Law Judges Decision September 10, 2013
EZ PARK, INC. 04-CA-092571 Administrative Law Judges Decision August 13, 2013
Renaissance Healthcare and Rehabilitation LLC 04-RC-104818 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions July 22, 2013
Hanson Aggregates Inc. 04-CA-037998 Board Decision June 28, 2013
Manor at St. Luke Village Facility Operations, LLC d/b/a The Manor at St. Luke Village and The Pavil 04-RC-101711 Board Decision June 13, 2013
UNION FIRE ASSOCIATION OF LOWER MERION 04-RC-101825 Board Decision June 5, 2013
BELMONT HILLS FIRE COMPANY 04-RC-101803 Board Decision June 5, 2013

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