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Regional Director

Welcome to Region 2 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 the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx and Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester counties from our office in Manhattan. 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

Sprain Brook Manor Rehab LLC (Sprain Brook) has taken action to reinstate two discharged employees and to rescind subcontracts, following a federal court injunction order. Judge Richard J. Sullivan, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, issued a temporary injunction on March 9th in Fernbach v. Sprain Brook Manor Rehab, LLC.

Speakers:  Karen Fernbach, RD, R-2, David Leach , RD, R-22 & James Paulsen, RD, R-29, NLRB

Date:  Thursday, March 26, 2015

Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 Noon—Presentations begin at  9:45 am

Location : Offices of 32BJ SEIU,  25 West 18th Street, New York, NY

We encourage you to attend and network with your colleagues.


Richard F. Griffin, Jr., General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, announced the appointment of Nicholas H. Lewis as the Assistant to the Regional Director of the NLRB’s Regional Office in for Region 2, New York, NY.

In his new position, Mr. Lewis will assist Regional Director Karen Fernbach in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in Manhattan, the Bronx and several counties North of New York City. Mr. Lewis succeeds Elbert Tellem, who recently retired.

Richard F. Griffin, Jr., General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, announced the appointment of Leah Z. Jaffe as Regional Attorney for Region 2, New York, NY.

Twelve employees at the Biondi Elementary School in the Bronx, NY and at the Biondi Middle and High School in Yonkers, NY, who were laid off during bargaining for an initial collective-bargaining agreement, have received backpay and immediate offers of reinstatement as part of a settlement agreement reached on April 14, 2014.  


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
The New School 02-RC-143009 Board Decision 10/21/2015
MRS. GREEN'S NATURAL MARKET, INC. 02-CA-138472 Board Decision 10/20/2015
Micropower USA Corp. 02-CA-144773 Board Decision 09/30/2015
Brooks Brothers a Division of Retail Brand Alliance Inc. 02-UC-062745 Board Decision 09/21/2015
McDONALD’S USA, LLC, A JOINT EMPLOYER, et al. 02-CA-093893 Board Decision 08/14/2015
The Cement League of New York 02-RC-154016 Board Decision 08/11/2015
APOGEE RETAIL, NY, LLC D/B/A UNIQUE THRIFT STORE 02-CA-133989 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/30/2015
New York City District Council of Carpenters Apprenticeship, Journeyman Retraining, Educational, and 02-CA-121358 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/30/2015
200 East 81st Restaurant Corp. d/b/a Beyoglu 02-CA-115871 Board Decision 07/29/2015
NEW YORK PARTY SHUTTLE, LLC 02-CA-073340 Board Decision 07/28/2015


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