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Temporary Closure of Three Regional Offices Due to Possible COVID-19 Exposures

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Effective immediately, the National Labor Relations Board’s offices in Manhattan, Detroit, and Chicago will be closed temporarily while an employee in each of these offices is tested for COVID-19. The Agency is taking this step to ensure the health and safety of our employees and the public.

Telework-ready employees in these offices were previously scheduled to telework on Monday, March 16. Under today’s announcement, all employees in these offices will telework until notified otherwise. Regional personnel will continue to handle unfair labor practice investigations and processing representation petitions. All hearings scheduled in these offices for Monday, March 16 are postponed. Additional guidance regarding future hearings and elections will be issued tomorrow (Monday). Parties should continue to e-file documents, as required by GC- 20-01.

Individuals needing immediate assistance from Region 2, Manhattan may contact Region 29, Brooklyn at (718) 330-7713

Individuals needing immediate assistance from Region 7, Detroit may contact the Grand Rapids Resident Office at (616) 456-2679

Individuals needing immediate assistance from Region 13, Chicago may contact SubRegion 30, Milwaukee at (414) 297-3861

NLRB Leadership continues to monitor and assess the impact of COVID-19 on Agency operations and will continue to keep our staff and the public informed of any developments.

Established in 1935, the National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects employees, employers, and unions from unfair labor practices and protects the right of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve wages, benefits and working conditions. The NLRB conducts hundreds of workplace elections and investigates thousands of unfair labor practice charges each year.