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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 STATUS:   The Regional Office is open by appointment only. If you wish to meet with an Information Officer in person please call (212) 264-0300 to schedule an appointment.    

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 - Open intern positions will be posted on and interested applicants should submit applications through that website.  If you are interested in such a position, you should also send an email with a brief cover letter and resume to the Regional Director's assistant,   Thank you.  




Regional Director
John D. Doyle, Jr.

Regional Attorney
Olga C. Torres

Assistant to the Regional Director
Christen Ritter

Administrative Officer
Wanda Spratley

Regional News

New York, NY – Region 2 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) completed a vote count on February 23, 2023 in a union election involving employees at Montefiore Medical Center choosing whether or not to be represented by the Committee of Interns and Residents, Service Employees…

Today, General Counsel Jennifer A. Abruzzo announced the appointment of John D. Doyle, Jr. as the Regional Director for the Agency’s Region 2 office in New York, New York. Region 2 is responsible for conducting elections, investigating unfair labor practice charges, and protecting the right of…

New York, New York—Region 2 of the National Labor Relations Board completed a ballot count on March 3, 2022 in a union election involving employees at the New York Times Company. choosing whether or not be represented by the The NewsGuild of…

New York, New York—Region 2 of the National Labor Relations Board completed a ballot count on March 2, 2022 in a union election involving employees at Recreational Equipment Inc. choosing whether or not be represented by the Retail, Wholesale…

Today, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo announced the appointment of Olga Torres as the Regional Attorney of the NLRB Region 2-Manhattan. In her new position, Ms. Torres will assist Regional Director John Walsh in the administration and enforcement of the National…

New York, NY—Region 2 of the National Labor Relations Board completed a ballot count on December 13, 2021 in union elections involving employees at sp0n, Inc., dba Citizen choosing whether or not to be represented by Communications Workers of America (CWA). The ballot counts were conducted by an…

The relationship between the NLRB, Regions 2, 22, and 29 with the Consulate General of México in New York was re-established and renewed at a ceremony on September 29, 2021 marking the signing of the Letters of Arrangement formalizing the relationship.  These Agreements mark the beginning of a…

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
Siren Retail Corp. d/b/a Starbucks 02-RD-317733 Board Decision 11/27/2023
Harvard Maintenance, Inc. 02-CA-254451 Administrative Law Judges Decision 11/01/2023
Mexican Radio Corp. 02-CA-168989 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 10/27/2023
Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center, Inc. 02-CA-306264 Administrative Law Judges Decision 10/25/2023
Siren Retail Corporation d/b/a Starbucks Reserve Roastery 02-CA-305984 Board Decision 09/26/2023
Mexican Radio Corp. 02-CA-168989 Administrative Law Judges Decision 09/11/2023
John Gore Theatrical Group, Inc. 02-CA-286802 Board Decision 07/31/2023
Starbucks Corporation 02-CA-303077 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/24/2023
Teamsters Local 210 (Perrigo New York, Inc.) 02-CB-298980 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 06/21/2023
Apple, Inc. 02-CA-295979 Administrative Law Judges Decision 06/20/2023