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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.

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

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.

SEIU wins four and loses 39 units, with one unit in doubt

Employees at more than a dozen hospitals and long-term care facilities in the Cincinnati area voted in NLRB-conducted elections throughout the day Thursday on the question of whether or not to join the Service Employees International Union. In all, the elections took in 44 units of professional and non-professional employees, with nearly 6,600 eligible voters. All facilities are owned by Catholic Healthcare Partners.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
IMI SOUTH, LLC, D/B/A IRVING MATERIALS, INC. 09-CA-080462 Board Decision 08/26/2016
E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS - LOUISVILLE WORKS 09-CA-040777 Board Decision 08/26/2016
MCCLAY ENERGY, INC. 09-CA-168156 Board Decision 08/19/2016
PARAGON SYSTEMS, INC. 09-CA-162681 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 08/19/2016
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


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