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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

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.

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 Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Saint Xavier University 13-RC-092296 Board Decision 02/12/2015
Staffing Network Holdings, LLC 13-CA-105031 Board Decision 02/04/2015
Village of Fox Lake 13-WH-139717 Board Decision 02/04/2015
Saint Xavier University 13-RC-022025 Board Decision 02/03/2015
Horseshoe Hammond, LLC 13-RC-140853 Board Decision 01/21/2015
Lifesource 13-CA-091617 Board Decision 12/16/2014
M.D. Miller Trucking & Topsoil, Inc. 13-CA-104166 Board Decision 12/16/2014
Latino Express 13-CA-046528 Board Decision 12/15/2014
M&M Affordable Plumbing, Inc. 13-CA-121459 Amended Administrative Law Judges Decision 11/19/2014
Fort Dearborn Corporation 13-CA-046331 Board Decision 11/18/2014

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