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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

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. 

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 Numbersort ascending Case Activity Issuance Date
Village of Fox Lake 13-WH-139717 Board Decision 02/04/2015
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

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