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Regional Director

Welcome to Region 22 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 northern New Jersey from our office in Newark. 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 Newark office of the National Labor Relations Board has made arrangements to conduct a representation election among nearly 300 Patient Service Technicians and Patient Center Site Coordinators employed by Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (“LabCorp.) in numerous facilities in eight northern New Jersey counties. 

Region 22 Director J. Michael Lightner issued a Complaint and Notice of Hearing on April 30, 2013 against Verizon New Jersey, Inc.

Region 22 Director J. Michael Lightner issued a Complaint and Notice of Hearing on April 29, 2013 against A&B HVAC Services, Inc. located in Somerset, New Jersey.  The Complaint alleges the Employer violated Section 8(a)(1) of the Act by interrogating its employees regarding their union membership, activities and sympathies and impliedly threatening employees with unspecified reprisals if they supported the Union or otherwise engaged in union activities.  A hearing in this matter is scheduled to take place before an Administrative Law Judge at the Region 22 office on June 11, 2013. 

Region 22 Director J. Michael Lightner issued a Complaint and Notice of Hearing against Chapin Hill at Red Bank on March 28, 2013.  The charge was filed by Local 707 Heath Employees Alliance Rights & Trades (HEART).  The Complaint alleges the Employer violated Section 8(a)(5) of the Act by failing and refusing to furnish necessary and relevant requested information to the Union.  A hearing before an Administrative Law Judge is scheduled to take place in the Region 22 office on May 7, 2013.



Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort descending Case Activity Issuance Date
Colfax Industries 22-CA-000245 Board Decision 10/04/1961
Marlboro Electronic Parts Corp. 22-CA-000318 Board Decision 04/10/1960
Softexture Yarns, Inc. 22-CA-000356 Board Decision 08/23/1960
University Overland Express, Inc. 22-CA-000438 Board Decision 09/21/1960
Hayes Express 22-CA-000467 Board Decision 11/17/1961
Rickel Bros., Inc. 22-CA-000485 Board Decision 08/05/1960
Harptone Manufacturing Corp. 22-CA-000487 Board Decision 07/22/1960
Miele Iron Works 22-CA-000497 Board Decision 10/11/1960
Brunswick Corp. 22-CA-000510 Board Decision 03/02/1962
Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co. 22-CA-000510 Board Decision 04/19/1961


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