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Welcome to Region 1 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 most of New England from our offices in Boston and Hartford. 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

A federal judge has ordered a Connecticut nursing home chain to offer reinstatement to approximately 600-700 workers, to rescind changes made to employee wages and benefits, and to bargain in good faith with the union that has long represented its employees

National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon have announced the appointment of John Cotter as Officer in Charge of the Agency's newly-designated Subregional office in Hartford, Connecticut (Subregion 34). In his new position, Mr. Cotter will assist Jonathan Kreisberg, Director of the NLRB’s Region 1 in Boston, in enforcing the National Labor Relations Act in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.  Mr.

The National Labor Relations Board has approved the formal restructuring of several regional offices, as proposed in July and adjusted in October, after evaluating feedback from members of Congress, NLRB staff, and the public, and conducting a pilot program in the field.

A U.S. District Court Judge in Connecticut has ordered the Stamford Plaza Hotel and Conference Center to reinstate 28 employees who were laid off, then rehired by a subcontractor to perform the same work, after they expressed support for a union. 

The layoffs occurred just weeks after the United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 371, began gathering signatures for a unionization effort in June 2011. The two hotel operations that were subcontracted, housekeeping and maintenance, had demonstrated the strongest level of union support.

A Connecticut nursing home chain engaged in a pattern of bad faith bargaining and unlawfully locked out the unionized employees at one of its homes, the NLRB alleged in a complaint issued today.

This is the fourth complaint issued against the employer by the NLRB Hartford Regional Office involving conduct that occurred over the past two years.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, LOCAL 251 (DHL Express (USA), Inc.) 01-CB-219768 Board Decision 09/21/2018
The Arc of South Norfolk 01-RC-213174 Board Decision 08/15/2018
HEALTHCARE SERVICES GROUP, INC. 01-CA-152928 Board Decision 08/06/2018
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE 01-CA-176465 Board Decision 07/27/2018
RHODE ISLAND PBS FOUNDATION 01-CA-204520 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/23/2018
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 25 (No Employer) 01-CB-010882 Board Decision 06/01/2018
Whole Foods Market, Inc. 01-CA-096965 Board Decision 05/01/2018
IGT GLOBAL SOLUTIONS 01-RC-176909 Board Decision 04/25/2018
Senior Philanthropy of Cheshire, LLC d/b/a Cheshire Regional Rehab Center 01-CA-184184 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 04/23/2018
PEPPERIDGE FARM INCORPORATED 01-RC-155159 Board Decision 03/23/2018


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