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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

Following the Board’s authorization, Regional Director Dennis P. Walsh ratified all of his actions from the date of his initial appointment to July 18, 2014.  These ratifications include all personnel and administrative decisions, all actions in representation case matters, and all actions in unfair labor practice cases.  Please see the attached link of his signed ratification document.

http://www.nlrb.gov/sites/default/files/attachments/basic-page/node-3302/region4.pdf

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.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort descending Case Activity Issuance Date
C. A. Reed Co. 04-C-001323 Board Decision 10/30/1943
Birdsboro Steel Foundry and Machine Co. 04-C-001360 Board Decision 02/12/1944
O. U. Hofmann & Sons 04-C-001375 Board Decision 03/23/1944
H. Linsk & Co. 04-C-001424 Board Decision 06/11/1945
Syncro Machine Co., Inc. 04-C-001437 Board Decision 06/29/1945
Philadelphia Gear Works, Inc. 04-C-001459 Board Decision 06/26/1946
Exact Level & Tool Mfg. Co., Inc. 04-C-001461 Board Decision 03/27/1946
Textile Machine Works 04-C-001474 Board Decision 07/23/1946
Harold W. Baker Co. 04-C-001495 Board Decision 09/29/1946
The Carpenter Steel Co. 04-C-001579 Board Decision 03/15/1948

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