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Regional Director

Welcome to Region 9 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 parts of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia from our office in Cincinnati. 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 General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced the appointment of career attorney Garey E. Lindsay as Regional Director of the Agency’s Regional Office in Cincinnati, Ohio (Region 9). Mr. Lindsay succeeds Gary W. Muffley, who recently retired. In his new position, Mr. Lindsay will be responsible for enforcement of one of the nation’s primary labor laws covering private sector employees in southern Ohio, eastern Kentucky, southern West Virginia and Clark, Dearborn and Floyd Counties in Indiana.

National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced the appointment of Matthew T. Denholm as the Assistant to the Regional Director of the NLRB’s Regional office in Cincinnati, Ohio (Region 9).  In his new position, Mr. Denholm will assist Regional Director Gary Muffley in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in parts of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Massey Energy Company and its subsidiary, Mammoth Coal Company, unlawfully refused to hire former unionized employees in order to avoid union obligations at a West Virginia coal mine it had purchased.

Massey bought the mine in Kanawha County in 2004 from Horizon Natural Resources Company after Horizon declared bankruptcy. Massey then created Mammoth Coal, a subsidiary, to operate the mine.

SEIU wins four and loses 39 units, with one unit in doubt

Employees at more than a dozen hospitals and long-term care facilities in the Cincinnati area voted in NLRB-conducted elections throughout the day Thursday on the question of whether or not to join the Service Employees International Union. In all, the elections took in 44 units of professional and non-professional employees, with nearly 6,600 eligible voters. All facilities are owned by Catholic Healthcare Partners.

Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort descending Case Activity Issuance Date
CMC Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Inc , Board Decision 05/31/2006
In the matter of an Attorney -NONE Board Decision 06/17/1992
CNN America, Inc. 0 5-CA-31828 Board Decision 03/20/2008
Del Young Excavating Co., Inc. 0 7-CA-14818 Board Decision 09/29/1978
Lynwood Manor 0 7–-CA–-49482 Board Decision 07/31/2007
United Packinghouse Workers of America 00--00000 Board Decision 12/19/1952
The Fair 00--02629 Board Decision 07/02/1941
United States Steel Corp. 00--02661 Board Decision 08/07/1941
Life Insurance Co. of Virginia 00--03259 Board Decision 02/28/1942
General Motors Corp. 00--03482 Board Decision 02/24/1942

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