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Regional Director

Welcome to Region 8 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 Northern Ohio from our office in Cleveland. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for election, please visit our office in the Anthony J. Celebreeze Federal Building, or call and ask for the Information Officer on duty. We can arrange for someone to speak with you in the language of your choice. We are also happy to provide speakers and other 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 NLRB Region 8 Office in the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building will be closed from July 17 through July 22, 2016. We will resume normal office operations starting Monday, July 25, 2016. All employees of Region 8 will be working from home during that week and can be contacted by phone, email, or fax. Those filing charges or petitions during that week are encouraged to e-file. Please remember that it is the responsibility of the filing party to serve the charge or petition on the other parties.

The National Labor Relations Board’s Office of the General Counsel has issued a consolidated complaint against Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS), the parent company of a nationwide chain of hospitals. The consolidated complaint alleges that CHS and seven wholly-owned subsidiary hospitals comprise a single integrated employer that has violated the National Labor Relations Act by engaging in a series of unfair labor practices.

National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced the appointment of Allen Binstock as Regional Director in the Cleveland Regional Office (Region 8).  Mr. Binstock  will be responsible for the enforcement of the nation’s primary labor law covering private sector employees in most of Northern Ohio. 

On January 24, 2014, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio Eastern Division granted an injunction filed by Frederick J.


Regional Case Developments

Case Namesort descending Case Number Case Activity Issuance Date
925 Wagner Operating, LLC, d/b/a Village Care Center 08-CA-039031 Board Decision 01/18/2011
A & W Foods, Inc. 08-CA-017860 Board Decision 09/16/1985
A-1 Janitorial Serv. Co. 08-CA-009036 Board Decision 01/30/1976
A-1 Schmidlin Plumbing & Heating Co. And Schmidlin, Inc. 08-CA-018288 Board Decision 07/29/1987
A-1 Schmidlin Plumbing Co. 08-CA-020688 Board Decision 09/20/1993
A-1 Schmidlin Plumbing Co. 08-CA-018288 Board Decision 09/20/1993
A-T-O, Inc. 08-CA-006485 Board Decision 08/10/1972
A. C. Israel Commodity Corp. 08-CA-003885 Board Decision 09/15/1966
A. Nabakowski Co. 08-CA-003336 Board Decision 09/08/1964
A. O. Smith Corp. 08-RC-001301 Board Decision 02/06/1952


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