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Regional Director

Welcome to the Region 4 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 eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey from our office in Philadelphia. 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

On Friday, April 19, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., Dennis P. Walsh will be installed as Regional Director of Region Four of the National Labor Relations Board before the Honorable Theodore A. McKee, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit at the James A. Byrne United States Courthouse, Ceremonial Courtroom, located at 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced their selection of Dennis P. Walsh to serve as Regional Director of the Agency’s Region 4 office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Mr. Walsh will be responsible for enforcement of the nation’s primary labor law covering private sector employees in the jurisdiction of Region 4, which serves 22 counties in eastern Pennsylvania, 8 counties in southern New Jersey, and 1 county in Delaware.  He replaces Regional Director Dorothy Moore-Duncan, who retired in January 2013. 

After 15 years as Director of the Philadelphia Regional Office and 40 years with the agency, Dorothy Moore-Duncan has retired from the National Labor Relations Board, effective Jan. 3.

John D. Breese, Assistant to the Regional Director, and Daniel E. Halevy, Regional Attorney, will serve as Acting Regional Director on a rotating basis until a permanent director is chosen.

The National Labor Relations Board has found that musicians playing for symphony orchestras in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Texas are employees, not independent contractors, and therefore are eligible to vote on whether they want union representation.

In a 2-to-1 decision in Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, issued Dec. 27, the Board reversed the Regional Director’s decision to dismiss an election petition and sent the case back to the region for further action.

A settlement agreement approved by the National Labor Relations Board earlier this month ends a long-running labor dispute at a Philadelphiaplant that assembles rail cars for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA). 

The settlement resolves five unfair labor practice charges alleging unlawful conduct by Hyundai Rotem USA Corp. and TTA Philadelphia LLC, joint employers at the plant, following a 2010 vote by mechanical and electrical workers in favor of representation by the Transportation Workers Union of Philadelphia, Local 234.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Temple University Hospital 04-CA-174336 Board Decision 05/11/2018
Stericycle, Inc. 04-CA-186804 Administrative Law Judges Decision 04/02/2018
Colonial Parking, Inc. 04-RC-187843 Board Decision 03/23/2018
Wyman Gordon Pennsylvania, LLC 04-CA-182126 Board Decision 03/19/2018
Crozer Chester Medical Center 04-CA-172296 Board Decision 03/07/2018
Gruma Corporation d/b/a Mission Foods 04-CA-199438 Board Decision 02/16/2018
Salem Hospital Corporation a/k/a the Memorial Hospital of Salem County 04-CA-130032 Administrative Law Judges Decision 02/14/2018
Lehigh Valley Hospital-Schuylkill 04-UC-200537 Board Decision 01/25/2018
New Foundations Charter School, Inc. 04-RC-199928 Board Decision 01/03/2018
Hard Hat Services, LLC 04-CA-196783 Administrative Law Judges Decision 12/27/2017

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