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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

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.

A National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge ordered on Wednesday that two employees of the Connecticut Humane Society be reinstated and awarded backpay because they were unlawfully discharged following an organizing campaign.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
BAY STATE DRYWALL COMPANY, INC. 01-RC-129480 Board Decision 02/23/2015
LONGY SCHOOL OF MUSIC OF BARD COLLEGE 01-CA-127267 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 02/18/2015
KLIM, INC. 01-CA-135643 Board Decision 02/04/2015
LERNER NEW YORK INC. D/B/A NEW YORK & COMPANY 01-RM-142091 Board Decision 02/04/2015
MERRIMACK COLLEGE 01-RC-139931 Board Decision 01/21/2015
INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS, LOCAL 4 (JDC Demolition Company, GC) 01-CD-137069 Board Decision 01/20/2015
MACY'S, INC. 01-CA-137863 Board Decision 01/07/2015
LONGY SCHOOL OF MUSIC OF BARD COLLEGE 01-CA-127267 Administrative Law Judges Decision 01/07/2015
ALLIED WASTE SERVICES OF MASSACHUSETTS, LLC D/B/A ALLIED WASTE SERVICES OF FALL RIVER, A/K/A THE FAL 01-CA-123082 Board Decision 12/31/2014
LILY TRANSPORTATION CORP. 01-CA-118372 Administrative Law Judges Decision 12/29/2014

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