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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

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 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.

A U.S. District Court Judge has ordered a Chicago bus company to reinstate two drivers who were fired after signing cards in favor of a union election, and to stop questioning employees about their union activities, while a case involving the company moves through the NLRB process.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort descending Case Activity Issuance Date
Russell Electric Co. 13-C-002459 Board Decision 07/31/1947
La Salle Steel Co. 13-C-002481 Board Decision 02/06/1947
Agar Packing & Provision Corp. 13-C-002483 Board Decision 03/08/1949
The Hays Corp. 13-C-002484 Board Decision 10/22/1945
American Gear & Mfg. Co. 13-C-002537 Board Decision 07/19/1946
General Motors Corp. 13-C-002540 Board Decision 06/28/1946
Burnside Steel Foundry Co. 13-C-002594 Board Decision 06/27/1946
Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co. 13-C-002635 Board Decision 06/06/1947
National Distillers Products Corp. 13-C-002638 Board Decision 10/19/1947
The Austin Co. 13-C-002664 Board Decision 08/29/1946

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