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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.

News From the Region

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.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort ascending Case Activity Issuance Date
Crown Cork & Seal Co., Inc., 04-UC-000044 Board Decision 04/24/1973
Peerless Publications, Inc. 04-UC-000036 Board Decision 05/28/1971
Rohm & Haas Co. 04-UC-000022 Board Decision 06/09/1970
Western Union Telegraph Co. 04-T-000002 Board Decision 04/28/1949
Service America Corp 04-RM-001186 Board Decision 04/09/1992
Chel LaCort 04-RM-001172 Board Decision 12/12/2000
Levitz Furniture Co. 04-RM-000983 Board Decision 03/03/1980
Marjo Food Stores, Inc. 04-RM-000928 Board Decision 02/02/1978
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic 04-RM-000843 Board Decision 09/13/1974
Woolwich, Inc. 04-RM-000700 Board Decision 09/29/1970


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