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Region 04 - Philadelphia

Welcome to the Region 4 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 eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey from our office in Philadelphia. 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.


This Regional Office participates in the NLRB’s Volunteer Field Examiners Program for undergraduate and graduate students.  The Volunteer FX interns assist in conducting unfair labor practice investigations, arranging representation elections, conducting elections and performing basic legal research. Volunteer Interns will work directly with agents and report to a supervisor who will guide them in handling case work and investigations. Interns may be briefed by senior officials from throughout the Region and Agency about the NLRB and the NLRA. 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 through live and video presentations of the Agency’s Summer Intern Program and regularly scheduled Board Agent training.  Please click on the following link:  Student Positions - Pathways and volunteer for more information.  

Regional Director
Thomas Goonan

Assistant Regional Director
Devin Grosh

Regional Attorney
Emily DeSa

Administrative Officer
Jim Kaminski

Regional News

On July 14, 2021, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, Judge Noel Hillman issued an interim injunction under section 10(j) of the National Labor Relations Act against Amerinox Processing, Inc., a stainless…

On June 21, 2021, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Andrew Gollin of the National Labor Relations Board found that Starbucks Coffee Company unlawfully retaliated against two Philadelphia baristas in response to their efforts to…

Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Date Issued sort ascending
Starbucks Corporation 04-RC-301198 Board Decision 10/20/2022
Temple University Hospital, Inc. 04-CA-244051 Administrative Law Judges Decision 10/18/2022
Stericycle, Inc. 04-CA-277775 Amended Administrative Law Judges Decision 09/30/2022
Starbucks Corporation 04-RC-299148 Board Decision 09/22/2022
Crozer Chester Medical Center 04-CA-172296 Board Decision 08/23/2022
General Aire Systems, Inc. 04-CA-279137 Board Decision 08/01/2022
H.W. Weidco/Ren LLC d/b/a South Jersey Extended Care 04-CA-288087 Board Decision 07/18/2022
Amerinox Processing, Inc. 04-CA-268380 Amended Board Decision 06/03/2022
Vesta VFO, LLC 04-CA-260273 Administrative Law Judges Decision 05/25/2022
Wilkes Barre Behavioral Hospital Co., LLC d/b/a First Hospital of Wyoming Valley 04-CA-215690 Stipulation to Dismiss 05/23/2022