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Regional Director

Welcome to Region 1 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 most of New England from our offices in Boston and Hartford. 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.


News From the Region

National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon have announced the appointment of John Cotter as Officer in Charge of the Agency's newly-designated Subregional office in Hartford, Connecticut (Subregion 34). In his new position, Mr. Cotter will assist Jonathan Kreisberg, Director of the NLRB’s Region 1 in Boston, in enforcing the National Labor Relations Act in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.  Mr.

The National Labor Relations Board has approved the formal restructuring of several regional offices, as proposed in July and adjusted in October, after evaluating feedback from members of Congress, NLRB staff, and the public, and conducting a pilot program in the field.

A U.S. District Court Judge in Connecticut has ordered the Stamford Plaza Hotel and Conference Center to reinstate 28 employees who were laid off, then rehired by a subcontractor to perform the same work, after they expressed support for a union. 

The layoffs occurred just weeks after the United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 371, began gathering signatures for a unionization effort in June 2011. The two hotel operations that were subcontracted, housekeeping and maintenance, had demonstrated the strongest level of union support.

A Connecticut nursing home chain engaged in a pattern of bad faith bargaining and unlawfully locked out the unionized employees at one of its homes, the NLRB alleged in a complaint issued today.

This is the fourth complaint issued against the employer by the NLRB Hartford Regional Office involving conduct that occurred over the past two years.

A National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge ordered on Wednesday that two employees of the Connecticut Humane Society be reinstated and awarded backpay because they were unlawfully discharged following an organizing campaign.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort descending Case Activity Issuance Date
Atlas Coil Spring Co. 01-C-002519 Board Decision 02/20/1946
E. Anthony & Sons, Inc. 01-C-002520 Board Decision 08/26/1946
Granite State Machine Co., Inc. 01-C-002540 Board Decision 11/02/1948
Selig Manufacturing Co., Inc. 01-C-002601 Board Decision 09/29/1948
Underwood Machinery Co. 01-C-002629 Board Decision 06/25/1948
Underwood Machinery Co. 01-C-002629 Board Decision 07/30/1947
Underwood Machinery Co. 01-C-002629 Board Decision 08/27/1951
Underwood Machinery Co. 01-C-002629 Board Decision 12/15/1948
Republican Publishing Co. 01-C-002674 Board Decision 05/15/1947
W. W. Cross & Co., Inc. 01-C-002676 Board Decision 06/17/1948


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