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Region 02 - New York

 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 Lower Manhattan. If you have questions about work related issues or wish to file an unfair labor practice charge or petition for election, please call (212) 264-0300 to speak with the Information Officer.  We can arrange to have someone speak with you in the language of your choice. We are also happy to provide speakers to promote a greater understanding of the National Labor Relations Act. Information about the Agency is available at 

NOTE TEMPORARY CHANGES TO REGIONAL OFFICE SCHEDULE:   Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are available to speak with visitors by telephone between 8:45am to 5:15pm, Monday through Friday by calling (212) 264-0300.    

E-FILING: We strongly urge all parties in unfair labor practice investigations or representation matters to E-FIle  unfair labor practice charges and representation petitions, by E-Filing (not e-mailing) through our website.  However, paper filings of charges and petitions will still be accepted.   

PENDING CHARGES:  Section 102.5(c) of the Board’s Rules and Regulations mandates the use of the E-filing system for the submission of affidavits, correspondence, position statements, and other evidence in connection with unfair labor practice or representation cases. Regions will not accept documents emailed directly by parties absent extraordinary circumstances. If you are unable to e-file, you must file a statement explaining why e-filing is not possible or would be an undue burden. 

Please use this link to E-File documents:


This Regional Office participates in the NLRB’s program for volunteer Field Examiner Interns and Legal Interns.  Interns will assist in conducting unfair labor practice investigations, arranging representation elections, conducting elections and performing basic legal research. They will work directly with agents and report to a supervisor who will guide them in handling case work and investigations. Interns will be asked to produce written work products summarizing the results of investigations along with recommendations.  The Agency will work closely with participating schools to ensure class credit where permitted or desired and will provide on-the-job training as well as training on the NLRB intranet through live and video presentations of the Agency’s Summer Intern Program.  

How to Apply - Interested applicants should send an email and brief cover letter and writing sample to the Regional Director’s assistant,  If you are fluent in a language other than English, please note what language and your proficiency level.




John J. Walsh, Jr.

Regional Director
John J. Walsh, Jr.

Assistant to the Regional Director
Christen Ritter

Regional Attorney
Suzanne Sullivan

Office Manager
Wanda Spratley

Regional News

Today, the National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Peter Sung Ohr announced the appointment of Christen Ritter as the Assistant to the Regional Director of the NLRB’s Regional office in New York, NY (Region 2). In her new position, Ms. Ritter will assist Regional Director John J.…

New York, New York — On May 14, 2021, Region 2 of the National Labor Relations Board obtained a 10(j) injunction against Nebraskaland Inc., 02-CA-266022 et al). The Employer, the largest meat distributor in the New York City…

On May 27, 2020, the Manhattan Region of the National Labor Relations Board hosted an Outreach training session via teleconference, to answer questions and discuss the new modifications to the Agency’s 2014 amendments to its representation case procedures.  The modifications, scheduled to take…

On January 10, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board, CNN America, Inc., and Local 11 and Local 31 of the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET), Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO, signed a settlement in which CNN agreed to pay $76 million in…

Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Date Issued sort ascending
Alba Services, Inc. 02-CA-271714 Board Decision 09/21/2021
Planned Building Services, Inc., and Planned Lifestyle, Services, Inc., part of and related to Plann 02-RD-274535 Board Decision 08/27/2021
New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital 02-CA-258244 Amended Administrative Law Judges Decision 08/11/2021
Club Quarters Grand Central 02-CA-268840 Board Decision 07/15/2021
NBCUniversal Media 02-CA-262640 Board Decision 07/15/2021
Michael Cetta, Inc. d/b/a Sparks Restaurant 02-CA-142626 Board Decision 05/14/2021
Planned Building Services, Inc., and Planned Lifestyle, Services, Inc., part of and related to Plann 02-RD-274535 Board Decision 05/07/2021
RAV Truck & Trailer Repairs, Inc. and Concrete Express of NY, LLC, a single employer 02-CA-265683 Board Decision 04/29/2021
Sameh H. Aknouk Dental Services, P.C. 02-CA-263564 Board Decision 04/12/2021
11 West 51 Realty LLC D/B/A The Jewel Facing Rockefeller Center 02-CA-256884 Amended Administrative Law Judges Decision 02/25/2021