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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 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. 

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

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Regional Case Developments

Case Namesort ascending Case Number Case Activity Issuance Date
Zenith Radio Corp. 13-RC-001979 Board Decision 08/17/1951
Zenith Radio Corp. 13-CA-07623-1-2 Board Decision 06/30/1969
Zenith Radio Corp. 13-CA-009137 Board Decision 01/11/1971
Zenith Radio Corp. 13-CA-009108 Board Decision 11/27/1970
Zenith Radio Corp. 13-R-002375 Board Decision 05/30/1944
Zangerle Peterson Co. 13-RC-006346 Board Decision 05/05/1959
YRC Inc., d/b/a YRC Freight 13-CA-087525 Administrative Law Judges Decision 02/15/2013
YRC Inc., d/b/a YRC Freight 13-CA-087525 Board Decision 04/30/2014
Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. 13-CA-016636 Board Decision 09/29/1978
Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co. 13-R-003125 Board Decision 10/03/1946

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