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Welcome to Region 13 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 parts of Illinois and Indiana from our office in downtown Chicago. 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.

Check out the NLRB Region 13 Facebook page for the latest information on complaints, as well as ALJ and Regional Director decisions, from cases in the Chicago Regional Office.

News From the Region

The National Labor Relations Board racked up yet another victory against Latino Express Inc., a Chicago-area bus company whose employees voted in early 2011 to be represented by Teamsters Local 777.  The initial ULP charges were filed in early 2011 by two fired drivers and Teamsters Local 777 at the NLRB Regional Office in Chicago.  The Region investigated the charges and in March 2011 issued a consolidated complaint alleging numerous violations by Latino Express.

In Staffing Network Holdings, (13-CA-105031; 362 NLRB No. 12), The Board affirmed the Administrative Law Judge’s findings that the Respondent violated Section 8(a)(1) by twice threatening employees with termination because of their protected concerted activity and by discharging an employee for conduct that occurred during the course of her protected concerted activity.

The Employer is a temporary employment agency that provides short and long term employment assignments.  The terminated employee worked as a long term picker for the Employer.  The terminated picker and her fellow pickers observed a stocker employee being discharged.  The pickers gathered together and requested an explanation for the stocker’s termination from their supervisor.  The supervisor informed the pickers that the stocker employee was terminated because of his attitude and his inability to maintain a brisk work pace. 

On January 31, 2013, the NLRB’s Chicago Regional Office issued a Complaint against Lintrac, a corporation engaged in the maintenance and repair of tractor trailer chassis and box cars in Northlake, Ill.  The complaint alleged that Lintrac unlawfully fired its employees. Throughout the entire investigation of the charge and even after the Complaint issued, the Employer refused to acknowledge and respond to the allegations.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
LONGY SCHOOL OF MUSIC OF BARD COLLEGE 01-CA-127267 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 02/18/2015
DTE Energy 07-CA-129514 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 02/18/2015
Donato Marangi, Inc. Cottage Carting, Inc. and Advanced Waste d/b/a Marangi Disposal 02-CA-098752 Board Decision 02/18/2015
Lincoln Lutheran of Racine 30-CA-111099 Board Decision 02/18/2015
TOP GRADE EXCAVATING, INC. 25-RD-124878 Board Decision 02/18/2015
Comprehensive Care of Oakland LP d/b/a Bay Area Healthcare Center 32-RD-134177 Board Decision 02/18/2015
Ampersand Publishing, LLC d/b/a Santa Barbara News-Press 31-CA-132040 Board Decision 02/18/2015
METAL SERVICES, LLC d/b/a PHOENIX SERVICES, LLC 15-CA-116456 Administrative Law Judges Decision 02/18/2015
Sun Cab Inc. d/b/a Nellis Cab Company 28-CA-118942 Board Decision 02/13/2015
G4S Government Solutions, Inc. 05-RC-126522 Board Decision 02/13/2015

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