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Regional Director

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 Board invites the filing of briefs in order to afford the parties and interested amici the opportunity to address issues raised in Northwestern (Case 13-RC-121359). 

On April 24, 2014, the Board granted Northwestern University’s request for review of the Regional Director’s decision finding the University’s grant-in-aid scholarship football players are employees under the NLRA and directing an election to take place.  The election was held on April 25, 2014, but the ballots have not been counted.

The National Labor Relations Board has granted Northwestern University’s Request for Review of the Regional Director’s March 26, 2014 decision in 13-RC-121359.  The Regional Director found the University’s grant-in-aid scholarship football players are employees under the National Labor Relations Act. The election will take place on April 25, 2014 but the ballots will be impounded until the Board issues a decision affirming, modifying or reversing the Regional Director’s decision.

The Chicago Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is strengthening its collaborative efforts with two local entities, the Chicago Commission on Human Relations and the Illinois Department of Labor.  Earlier this month, NLRB Regional Director Peter Sung Ohr and Mona Noriega, Chairman and Commissioner of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NLRB’s Chicago Regional Office and the Chicago Commission on Human Relations. A similar MOU was signed in March by Regional Director Ohr and Joseph Costigan, the Director

On April 18, 2014, the Regional Director of the Chicago Office of the National Labor Relations Board, Peter Sung Ohr, and the Chairman and Commissioner of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations, Mona Noriega, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation and collaboration between the Chicago Regional Office of the NLRB and the Chicago Commission on Human Relations.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort ascending Case Activity Issuance Date
Village of Vernon Hills, IL 13-WH-000011 Board Decision 03/04/2011
Cook County School Bus 13-UD-079769 Board Decision 02/12/2013
Illinois School Buss Co. 13-UD-000179 Board Decision 07/28/1977
Jergens, Inc. 13-UD-000170 Board Decision 12/14/1976
Monsanto Chemical Co. 13-UD-000067 Board Decision 05/20/1964
Balfre Gear & Manufacturing Co. 13-UD-000022 Board Decision 01/06/1956
Fletcher-Eichman Co. 13-UD-000013 Board Decision 07/14/1954
Altura Communications Solutions 13-UC-000422 Board Decision 01/22/2010
Besam Entrance Solutions 13-UC-000418 Board Decision 10/09/2009
Premcor, Inc. 13-UC-000354 Board Decision 05/08/2001

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