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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.  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.

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.    

News From the Region

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.   

The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday enforced the National Labor Relations Board’s order finding that a Maryland janitorial supply company prematurely declared impasse in negotiations with its employees’ union and unlawfully failed to reinstate workers after they went on strike to protest that declaration.


An NLRB Administrative Law Judge has issued a decision finding that a Maryland manufacturer of janitorial products violated federal labor laws by breaking off negotiations with its employees’ union, and by refusing to reinstate striking workers when they offered to return.



Regional Case Developments

Case Namesort ascending Case Number Case Activity Issuance Date
WTOP, Inc. 05-RC-001754 Board Decision 03/09/1956
WTAR Radio-TV Corp. 05-RC-005983 Board Decision 12/21/1967
WTAR Radio Corp. 05-RC-000972 Board Decision 07/15/1952
Worrell Newspapers, Inc. 05-CA-008090 Board Decision 09/27/1977
World's Best Janitorial Services, Inc. 05-CA-012399 Board Decision
World's Best Janitorial Services, Inc. 05-CA-013490 Board Decision 08/16/1982
World's Best Janitorial Services 05-CA-012399 Board Decision 04/03/1981
Wonderknit Corp. 05-RC-002593 Board Decision 03/05/1959
Women's Bindery Union, Local No. 42, Etc. 05-CD-000097 Board Decision 06/10/1965
Women's Bindery Union, Local No. 42, Etc. 05-CD-000097 Board Decision 12/16/1964


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