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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

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.

NLRB Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and Acting General Counsel Lafe E. Solomon have announced the appointment of Peter Sung Ohr as Regional Director in the Chicago Regional Office (Region 13).  Mr. Ohr will be responsible for the enforcement of the nation’s primary labor law covering private sector employees in Cook, Du Page, Kane, Lake, and Will Counties in Illinois, and Lake County in Indiana.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort descending Case Activity Issuance Date
American Federation of TV and Radio Artists 00-AA-000000 Board Decision 04/05/1975
American Federation Of Television And Radio Artists 00-AA-000000 Board Decision 01/13/1976
State of Minnesota 00-AA-000000 Board Decision 08/13/1975
Boot and Shoe Workers' Union 00-AA-000000 Board Decision 07/12/1957
International Fur & Leather Workers Union of United States and Canada 00-AA-000000 Board Decision 05/28/1954
Union de Trabajadores de Muelles y Ramas Anexas de Ponce, P. R., Local 1903, IBL-AFL-CIO 00-AA-000000 Board Decision 08/15/1957
Knoxville News-Sentinel Co. Inc. 00-AO-000001 Board Decision 12/10/1959
H. W. Woody, Jr. 00-AO-000002 Board Decision 12/28/1959
Westside Market Owners Association 00-AO-000003 Board Decision 01/15/1960
Milk Co-Op of Cal., Inc. 00-AO-000004 Board Decision 02/17/1960

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