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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

A federal judge has ordered a Connecticut nursing home chain to offer reinstatement to approximately 600-700 workers, to rescind changes made to employee wages and benefits, and to bargain in good faith with the union that has long represented its employees

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.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort ascending Case Activity Issuance Date
Ness Sanitary Wiper Co. 34-RD-000020 Board Decision 08/29/1949
Duke Power Co. 34-RD-000006 Board Decision 05/14/1948
Stamford Plaza Hotel and Conference Center and Stamford Plaza, LP, a joint and/or single employer 34-RC-081443 Board Decision 09/12/2012
Stamford Hospitality, LP, d/b/a Stamford Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, LP 34-RC-080390 Board Decision 06/19/2012
Stamford Hospitality, LP, d/b/a Stamford Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, LP 34-RC-080390 Board Decision 09/11/2012
Veolia Transportation, Inc. d/b/a GBT Access 34-RC-072660 Board Decision 03/14/2012
C & G Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. 34-RC-002408 Board Decision 04/06/2011
Hebrew Home and Hospital, Inc. 34-RC-002407 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 01/12/2011
Mashantucket Pequot 34-RC-002392 Administrative Law Judges Decision 11/03/2010
Mashantucket Pequot Gaming Enterprise d/b/a Foxwoods Resort and Casino 34-RC-002392 Board Decision 03/17/2011


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