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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.


Regional Director
Laura A Sacks

Regional Attorney
Thomas E Quigley

Assistant to the Regional Director
Jessica Foley

Hartford Officer In Charge
Michael C Cass

Administrative Officer
Michelle D Cassata

Regional News

On Monday, July 17, 2023, NLRB Administrative Law Judge Arthur Amchan held that Dolgen Corporation, LLC, d/b/a Dollar General (Dollar General) violated the National Labor Relations Act by firing a pro-union worker, illegally…

On March 24, 2023, NLRB Region 1-Boston Regional Director Laura Sacks approved a settlement agreement between Chipotle Mexican Grill (Chipotle) and Chipotle United (Union).

The settlement resolved two unfair labor practice charges filed against Chipotle in Augusta, Maine. alleging that…

Boston, MA—Region 1 of the National Labor Relations Board completed a ballot count on February 28, 2022 in a union election involving employees at VHS Acquisition Subsidiary Number 7, Inc. d/b/a Saint Vincent Hospital choosing whether or not…

Today, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo announced the appointment of Thomas E. Quigley as the Regional Attorney of the NLRB Region 1-Boston. In his new position, Mr. Quigley will assist Regional Director Laura Sacks in the administration and enforcement of the…

Boston, MA—On December 30th, 2021, Administrative Law Judge Donna Dawson found that Michell Enterprises, LLC d/b/a McDonald’s failed to recall four employees to their jobs in retaliation for their…

On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, Regional Director Laura Sacks welcomed the Consul General of Mexico in Boston, Alberto Fierro, to the regional office for the signing of a Letter of Arrangement between Region 1 and the Mexican Consulate in Boston. Similar to the…

Hartford, CT – Subregion 34 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) completed a manual election today involving employees at Dollar General choosing whether they wished to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 371. After counting the ballots, the result of…

Today, General Counsel Jennifer A. Abruzzo announced the appointment of Laura A. Sacks to serve as the Regional Director for the Agency’s Region 1 office. With the Regional Office in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Sub-Regional Office in Hartford, Connecticut, Region 1 is responsible for conducting…

Boston, Massachusetts—On August 17, 2021, District Judge Leo T. Sorokin of the United States District Court of the District of Massachusetts issued an injunction requiring NRT Bus, Inc. (NRT Bus) to recognize and bargain with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 170 (the Union) as…

Today, the National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Peter Sung Ohr announced the appointment of Jessica Foley as the Assistant to the Regional Director of the NLRB’s Regional office in Boston, Massachusetts (Region 1). In her new position, Ms. Foley will assist Acting Regional…

The Boston Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board will be conducting an information session, by teleconference, to answer questions and discuss the new modifications to the Agency’s representation case procedures.

The modifications, scheduled to take effect May 31, 2020,…

Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Date Issued sort ascending
Paragon Systems Inc. 01-RC-309281 Board Decision 02/15/2024
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. 01-RD-293620 Board Decision 02/01/2024
VHS Acquisition Subsidiary Number 9, Inc. d/b/a Framingham Union Hospital 01-RC-325624 Board Decision 01/09/2024
WHOLE FOODS MARKET, INC. 01-CA-288032 Board Decision 01/03/2024
WHOLE FOODS MARKETS, INC. 01-CA-263079 Administrative Law Judges Decision 12/20/2023
Starbucks Corporation 01-RC-313008 Board Decision 10/20/2023
Electric Boat Corporation 01-RC-306528 Board Decision 10/18/2023
Starbucks Corporation 01-CA-302321 Board Decision 09/29/2023
I.N.S.A., INC. 01-CA-290558 Administrative Law Judges Decision 09/21/2023
Success Village Apartments, Inc. 01-CA-308624 Board Decision 09/19/2023