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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

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 Numbersort descending Case Activity Issuance Date
Ewing-Thomas Corp. 04-C-001590 Board Decision 03/27/1947
Lancaster Garment Co. 04-C-001602 Board Decision 08/16/1948
Fogel Refrigerator Co. 04-C-001609 Board Decision 04/18/1949
The Electric City Dyeing Co. 04-C-001624 Board Decision 09/22/1948
Arton Studios, Inc. 04-C-001677 Board Decision 08/19/1947
R. L. Polk & Co. 04-C-001743 Board Decision 07/02/1948
B&Z Hosiery Products Co. 04-C-001809 Board Decision 08/10/1949
Franklin Hosiery Mills, Inc. 04-C-001837 Board Decision 04/29/1949
Bethlehem Steel Co. 04-CA-000015 Board Decision 04/11/1950
Bethlehem Steel Co. 04-CA-000015 Board Decision 05/19/1950


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