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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

Again this year the Chicago Office of the National Labor Relations Board will participate in the sixth Labor Rights Week.  Labor Rights Week is an initiative to increase awareness and inform the Spanish-speaking community of their labor rights and the resources available to them.  In addition to the NLRB, other federal and state agencies as well as community groups will participate in this event.   For questions, you can contact the Chicago Regional Office at 312-353-9158.  Also, additional information can be found on the website for the Mexican Consulate of Chicago,

August 26, 2013 the Chicago Office of the NLRB and the Mexican Consulate in Chicago will sign a local agreement to strengthen cooperation and collaboration between the NLRB and the Consulate and improve access to information and education regarding rights and responsibilities for Mexican workers, their employers, and Mexican business owners in the United States.

National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced the appointment of Daniel N. Nelson as the Assistant to the Regional Director of the NLRB’s Regional Office in Chicago, Illinois (Region 13). In his new position, Mr. Nelson will assist Regional Director Peter Ohr in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in the Chicago area and northwestern Indiana.

The National Labor Relations Board has found that the firing of a BMW salesman for photos and comments posted to his Facebook page did not violate federal labor law, because the activity was not concerted or protected.

The National Labor Relations Board ruled this week that Latino Express Inc., a Chicago-area bus company, violated federal labor law by firing two employees and committing a host of other unfair labor practices during a union organizing campaign.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort descending
Brass Foundry Co. 13-R-001906 Board Decision October 8, 1943
International Harvester Co. 13-R-001934 Board Decision October 22, 1943
Illinois Gear & Machine Co. 13-R-001962 Board Decision October 28, 1943
A. Russo & Co. 13-R-002018 Board Decision October 29, 1943
Douglas Aircraft Co., Inc. 13-R-001716 Board Decision November 6, 1943
Aetna Ball Bearing Manufacturing Co. 13-R-002054 Board Decision November 13, 1943
Young Engineering Co. 13-R-002039 Board Decision November 17, 1943
Wehr Steel Co. 13-R-002065 Board Decision November 18, 1943
Wisconsin Steel Works 13-R-001986 Board Decision November 18, 1943
Wells Manufacturing Corp. 13-R-002058 Board Decision November 20, 1943

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