It has long been rumored, but the NLRB announced this week a proposal that would consolidate Hartford’s NLRB Office — known as Region 34 — into the Boston (Region 1) office.  The Hartford office would still exist, but as a subregion, rather than a standalone office. 

From the NLRB Press Release:

National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced that he is considering a proposal to reorganize four Regional offices as part of an ongoing effort by the Agency to explore ways to restructure its operations in light of new technologies and changing patterns in case intake.

Feedback is being sought on the proposed changes.  Comments should be sent to the Associate General Counsel Anne Purcell in the Division of Operations-Management at or mailed to her at the National Labor Relations Board; Division of Operations-Management; 1099 14th Street NW; Suite 10206; Washington DC 20570. Comments should be submitted by July 31, 2012.