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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

A National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge ruled on Wednesday that Knauz BMW, a Chicago area car dealership, did not wrongfully terminate an employee for his Facebook postings. However, Judge Joel P. Biblowitz also found that the dealership had an overly broad employee policy, and ordered posting of a notice informing employees of their right to engage in protected concerted activity.

At the request of the National Labor Relations Board, a U.S. District Court has ordered an Illinois gas hauling company to recognize and bargain with the union representing its drivers, even though the original company closed and its operations were transferred to a non-union entity owned and managed by the same people. The injunction, issued July 11 by District Court Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr., also compels the company to restore the union pay and benefits that the drivers lost in the transfer, pending final resolution of the case before the Board.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort descending Case Activity Issuance Date
Jackson's Party Service 00-AO-000005 Board Decision 02/25/1960
Piedmont Shirt Co. 00-AO-000006 Board Decision 02/17/1960
Midwest Piping Co., Inc. 00-AO-000007 Board Decision 04/26/1960
Int'l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Etc. 00-AO-000008 Board Decision 04/13/1960
Nutley Sun Printing Co., Inc. 00-AO-000010 Board Decision 07/14/1960
The League of New York Theatres, Inc. 00-AO-000011 Board Decision 01/26/1961
American Linen Supply Co., et al. 00-AO-000012 Board Decision 08/12/1960
New Bedford, Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority 00-AO-000013 Board Decision 06/17/1960
Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Etc., Local 386 00-AO-000014 Board Decision 08/26/1960
Major Service Co. 00-AO-000015 Board Decision 11/29/1960

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