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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.

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News From the Region

On Tuesday April 7, 2015, Region 13 Regional Director Peter Sung Ohr and Assistant Regional Director Daniel Nelson explained the new representation case rules scheduled for implementation on April 14, 2015.

Click here to see the presentation material.

The NLRB's New Election Rules: Explaining the New Procedures 

NLRB Region 13, Co-sponsored by Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)

Presenters: Peter Sung Ohr, Regional Director and Daniel Nelson, Assistant Regional Director

When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.

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. 

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort descending Case Activity Issuance Date
Amoco Oil Co. 13-17016 Board Decision 09/27/1978
Fred Tuch Buick 13-AA-010211 Board Decision 10/20/1972
Buhrke Industries, Inc. 13-AC-000027 Board Decision 03/20/1974
Hammond Publishers, Inc. 13-AC-000048 Board Decision 09/30/1987
The Sturges Co. 13-C-001069 Board Decision 08/21/1947
Fred A. Snow Co. 13-C-001971 Board Decision 11/30/1943
R. R. Donnelley and Sons Co. 13-C-002032 Board Decision 02/17/1945
Mackie-Lovejoy Mfg. Co. 13-C-002053 Board Decision 12/13/1946
Keystone Steel & Wire Co. 13-C-002069 Board Decision 06/22/1945
The Globe Co. 13-C-002117 Board Decision 12/22/1943

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