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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

On October 31, 2017, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman Philip A. Miscimarra and General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced John J. Walsh, Jr.

Ellen’s Stardust Diner, home of the world-famous singing servers in Times Square, New York City, settled a number of unfair labor practice allegations in late September 2017, just a week before a hearing on the issues was scheduled to go forward. The restaurant agreed to offer reinstatement to all thirty-one discharged employees, expunge the employee records of the alleged unlawful discharges, and post and mail notices to current and former employees. Thirteen employees have accepted offers of reinstatement.

Sprain Brook Manor Rehab LLC (Sprain Brook) has taken action to reinstate two discharged employees and to rescind subcontracts, following a federal court injunction order. Judge Richard J. Sullivan, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, issued a temporary injunction on March 9th in Fernbach v. Sprain Brook Manor Rehab, LLC.

Speakers:  Karen Fernbach, RD, R-2, David Leach , RD, R-22 & James Paulsen, RD, R-29, NLRB

Date:  Thursday, March 26, 2015

Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 Noon—Presentations begin at  9:45 am

Location : Offices of 32BJ SEIU,  25 West 18th Street, New York, NY

We encourage you to attend and network with your colleagues.


Richard F. Griffin, Jr., General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, announced the appointment of Nicholas H. Lewis as the Assistant to the Regional Director of the NLRB’s Regional Office in for Region 2, New York, NY.

In his new position, Mr. Lewis will assist Regional Director Karen Fernbach in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in Manhattan, the Bronx and several counties North of New York City. Mr. Lewis succeeds Elbert Tellem, who recently retired.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Bronx Lobster Place, LLC 02-RC-191753 Board Decision 02/02/2018
McDonald's USA, LLC, a joint employer, et al. 02-CA-093893 Board Decision 01/16/2018
Montauk Student Transport, LLC 02-CA-174131 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 01/12/2018
Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO Local 1101 02-CB-176719 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 01/02/2018
Teamsters Local 456, International Brotherhood of Teamsters 02-CP-189159 Board Decision 12/22/2017
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 02-RC-143012 Board Decision 12/16/2017
Planned Building Services 02-CA-033146 Board Decision 12/15/2017
Montauk Student Transport, LLC 02-CA-174131 Administrative Law Judges Decision 11/30/2017
Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center/ Lucy Moses School for Music and Dance 02-RC-181017 Board Decision 11/29/2017
Teachers College, Columbia University 02-CA-164870 Opposition to Motion - Court 11/27/2017


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