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Regional Director

Welcome to Region 9 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 parts of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia from our office in Cincinnati. 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.

SEEKING VOLUNTARY FIELD EXAMINER INTERNS
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

Richard F. Griffin, Jr., General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board announced the appointment of career attorney Eric V. Oliver as Regional Attorney of the Agency’s office in Cincinnati, Ohio (Region 9).  In his new position, he will assist Regional Director Garey Lindsay in the enforcement and administration of the National Labor Relations Act in southern Ohio, eastern Kentucky, southern West Virginia and Clark, Dearborn and Floyd Counties in Indiana.  Mr. Oliver succeeds Mr. Lindsay, who was promoted to his current position as Regional Director last year.

NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL MEETING CONCERNING NEW NLRB REPRESENTATION CASE RULES

            New NLRB rules for processing Representation petitions are scheduled to go into effect on April 14, 2015. In order to acquaint employers, labor organizations and legal practitioners about the new rules, NLRB Region 9 will be conducting an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the Regional Office in Cincinnati. 

National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced the appointment of career attorney Garey E. Lindsay as Regional Director of the Agency’s Regional Office in Cincinnati, Ohio (Region 9). Mr. Lindsay succeeds Gary W. Muffley, who recently retired. In his new position, Mr. Lindsay will be responsible for enforcement of one of the nation’s primary labor laws covering private sector employees in southern Ohio, eastern Kentucky, southern West Virginia and Clark, Dearborn and Floyd Counties in Indiana.

National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced the appointment of Matthew T. Denholm as the Assistant to the Regional Director of the NLRB’s Regional office in Cincinnati, Ohio (Region 9).  In his new position, Mr. Denholm will assist Regional Director Gary Muffley in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in parts of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Massey Energy Company and its subsidiary, Mammoth Coal Company, unlawfully refused to hire former unionized employees in order to avoid union obligations at a West Virginia coal mine it had purchased.

Massey bought the mine in Kanawha County in 2004 from Horizon Natural Resources Company after Horizon declared bankruptcy. Massey then created Mammoth Coal, a subsidiary, to operate the mine.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE 09-CA-161711 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 07/11/2016
WRIGHT TREE SERVICE, INC. 09-UC-154481 Board Decision 07/11/2016
GREIF PACKAGING, LLC 09-CA-060244 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/08/2016
PARAGON SYSTEMS, INC. 09-CA-162681 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/08/2016
AIRGAS USA LLC 09-CA-158662 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/07/2016
AdvancePierre Foods, Inc. 09-CA-153966 Administrative Law Judges Decision 06/27/2016
THE SCHERZINGER CORPORATION 09-CA-165460 Administrative Law Judges Decision 06/17/2016
DAYTON HEIDELBERG DISTRIBUTING CO. A/K/A HEIDELBERG DISTRIBUTING COMPANY 09-CA-156105 Administrative Law Judges Decision 06/08/2016
DATA MONITOR SYSTEMS, INC. 09-CA-145040 Board Decision 05/31/2016
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE 09-CA-161711 Administrative Law Judges Decision 05/27/2016

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