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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

Regional Director, Peter Sung Ohr, has issued a Decision in 13-RC-121359 finding the Grant-in-aid scholarship football players are employees under the NLRA and has directed an election to take place.

The parties have until April 9, 2014 to file with the Board in Washington, D.C. a Request for Review of the Decision.

The Decision is posted on the NLRB webpage and can be found here. 

The winter months have been a busy time for Region 13’s outreach efforts. Our staff provided presentations for various organizations and community groups. Below are a couple of the highlights.


On November 13, 2013, Liz Galliano and Liz Cortez provided an overview of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to the U.S. Department of Labor- Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs and Wage and Hour Divisions.


Richard F. Griffin, Jr., General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, today announced the appointment of Paul Hitterman as Regional Attorney in Region 13, Chicago, Illinois.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort descending
Elgin National Watch Co. 13-R-001967 Board Decision 11/23/1943
Polar Ware Co. 13-R-002059 Board Decision 11/23/1943
Caterpillar Tractor Co. 13-R-000941 Board Decision 11/23/1943
Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Co. 13-R-002013 Board Decision 11/24/1943
Whitley Products, Inc. 13-R-002069 Board Decision 11/25/1943
Fred A. Snow Co. 13-C-001971 Board Decision 11/30/1943
John Deere Plow Co. of Moline 13-R-002114 Board Decision 11/30/1943
Greenlee Bros. & Co. 13-R-001957 Board Decision 11/30/1943
The Edward Valve & Manufacturing Co., Inc. 13-R-002081 Board Decision 12/03/1943
American Steel Foundries 13-R-001994 Board Decision 12/04/1943


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