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Regional Director

Welcome to Region 5 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 Maryland, the District of Columbia and parts of Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania from our offices in Baltimore and Washington D.C. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for election, please visit one of our offices or call and ask for the Information Officer on duty. Hearing impaired callers who wish to speak to an Agency representative should contact the Federal Relay Service by visiting its website at, calling one of its toll free numbers and asking its Communications Assistant to call our toll free number at 1-866-667-NLRB.(Instructions for Access to the Baltimore Regional Office for Disabled Individuals) 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.

Office hours: 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

News From the Region

The Washington Resident Office is being relocated as part of the move of NLRB headquarters.  The move will occur during the period beginning Friday, June 26, 2015 through Friday, July 3, 2015. During that period, visitors will not be able to physically access the Washington Resident Office.

On April 8 and 9, 2015, Region 5 will make presentations on the NLRB’s new R-Case Rules.  The April 8 session will be in Washington, D.C. and the April 9 session will be in Baltimore.

The April 8 session is being conducted in conjunction with the Local ABA Practice and Procedure Committee.  This session will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held in the Hill Room of the offices of the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw, LLP.  The address is 975 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced the appointment of Paula Sawyer as the Regional Attorney of the NLRB’s Regional Office in Baltimore, Maryland (Region 5). In her new position, Ms. Sawyer will assist Regional Director Charles Posner in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in Maryland (with the exception of Allegany and Garret counties), the District of Columbia, and parts of Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced their selection of Charles L. Posner to serve as Regional Director of the Agency’s Region 5 office in Baltimore, Maryland, which includes a resident office in Washington, DC.  Mr. Posner will be responsible for enforcement of the nation’s primary labor law covering private sector employees in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and parts of Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.   


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Guardsmark, Inc. 05-RC-143199 Board Decision 01/29/2016
Guardsmark, Inc. 05-RC-143199 Board Decision 01/29/2016
Krystal Car Wash Inc. & Master Car Wash Inc., a Single Employer 05-RC-152880 Board Decision 01/15/2016
Colonial Parking 05-CA-141241 Board Decision 01/05/2016
Bolana Enterprises, Inc. 05-RC-152686 Board Decision 01/04/2016
Baker DC, LLC 05-RC-135621 Board Decision 12/28/2015
The Rose Group d/b/a Applebee's and Applebee's Restaurants as joint and single employers 05-CA-135360 Board Decision 12/22/2015
Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 689 05-CA-141077 Board Decision 12/01/2015
Quality Investigations, Inc. d/b/a QI Security 05-RC-144753 Board Decision 11/25/2015
Dolchin Pratt, LLC d/b/a Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches, Dolchin McHenry Row, LLC d/b/a Jimmy John' 05-CA-135334 Board Decision 11/06/2015


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