Effective immediately, the National Labor Relations Board’s Region 28 office in Phoenix, Arizona will be closed temporarily due to an employee in that office possibly having been exposed to the coronavirus. As a precaution, a deep clean of the Phoenix office will be completed before reopening. The Agency is taking this step to ensure the health and safety of our employees and the public.
Additionally, the NLRB’s Birmingham Resident Office is closed today due to a lack of resources needed to operate the office.
Regional personnel will continue to handle unfair labor practice investigations and processing representation petitions. Additional guidance regarding future hearings and elections will be issued at a later date. Parties should continue to e-file documents, as required by GC-20-01.
Individuals needing immediate assistance from Region 28, Phoenix may contact the NLRB’s Las Vegas Resident Office at (702) 388-6416.
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. Given the fluid nature of the situation, all future announcements concerning the operating status of our regional and field offices will be provided directly on our NLRB website (here) rather than being announced individually by press release.
Established in 1935, the National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects employees and 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.