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Regional Director

Welcome to Region 3 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 York state from our offices in Buffalo and Albany.

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.

News From the Region

The Times Union of Albany has agreed to offer reinstatement to three employees and to pay more than $800,000 in backpay and interest to a total of 11 employees who were laid off by the newspaper in the fall of 2009 in order to settle a case taken up by the National Labor Relations Board.

In the first ruling of its kind, a National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge has found that a Buffalo nonprofit organization unlawfully discharged five employees after they posted comments on Facebook concerning working conditions, including work load and staffing issues.  

An administrative law judge has found that supervisors at a Woodbridge, New York egg processing plant violated federal labor laws by interfering with a rerun NLRB-conducted election, and ordered that a third election be held. Charges were filed by the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 342.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort ascending Case Activity Issuance Date
Midstate Telephone Co., Inc., 03-RM-000424 Board Decision 10/13/1969
Bay Ran Maintenance Corp. of New York 03-RM-000345 Board Decision 11/07/1966
Sperry Rand Corp. 03-RM-000227 Board Decision 08/17/1961
American Stores Co. 03-RM-000217 Board Decision 02/23/1961
Quality Markets, Inc. 03-RM-000209 Board Decision 12/08/1960
Netti Wholesale Grocery of Watertown, Inc. 03-RM-000153 Board Decision 08/20/1958
Hooker Electrochemical Co. 03-RM-000122 Board Decision 10/18/1956
Globe Forge, Inc. 03-RM-000121 Board Decision 03/20/1956
Pepsi-Cola Buffalo Bottling Corp. 03-RM-000087 Board Decision 01/28/1954
General Electric Co. 03-RM-000075 Board Decision 06/30/1953

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