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Welcome to Region 18 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 the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and parts of Wisconsin and Iowa from our regional office in Minneapolis and resident office in Des Moines. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for election, please visit one of our offices 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.

News From the Region

National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced that he is considering a proposal to reorganize four Regional offices as part of an ongoing effort by the Agency to explore ways to restructure its operations in light of new technologies and changing patterns in case intake. 

In a series of settlements with the NLRB, a Wisconsin supermarket chain has agreed to solve all outstanding cases with the agency by signing collective bargaining agreements with the union representing its employees, reinstating discharged workers, providing about 500 employees a total of more than $570,000 in backpay, and keeping open a store that had been slated for closure.

A federal judge has ordered a Piggly Wiggly supermarket in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to restore full-time status and health insurance to employees whose hours were reduced to part-time without bargaining with their union, and to refrain from making such unilateral changes in the future.

Administrative Law Judge Arthur Amchan has found that a franchisee of the Jimmy Johns sandwich chain unlawfully discharged six employees after they staged a public campaign complaining of the company’s employee sick leave policy.

A complaint issued today by the National Labor Relations Board alleges that six employees of Jimmy John’s, an Minneapolis area fast food restaurant, were unlawfully disciplined, threatened, and ultimately terminated for engaging in union and other concerted protected activities.

According to the complaint, the six employees were fired on March 22 and 23, 2011, because of their support for the Union, and also because of their concerted protest about Jimmy John’s sick leave policy. Another four employees were given final written warnings for engaging in the same conduct.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Greenheck Fan Corporation 30-CA-087881 Administrative Law Judges Decision December 11, 2013
WENDELL'S INC. 18-RD-109962 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions November 18, 2013
EDDISONS FACILITY SERVICES LLC 18-CA-089191 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions November 15, 2013
Cermak Fresh Markets 30-CA-105150 Board Decision October 23, 2013
APPLE AMERICAN GROUP LLC-APPLEBEES D/B/A APPLEBEES NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL AND BAR 18-CA-103319 Administrative Law Judges Decision September 30, 2013
EDDISONS FACILITY SERVICES LLC 18-CA-089191 Administrative Law Judges Decision September 18, 2013
JT ELECTRIC SERVICE, INC. 18-RC-107613 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions September 16, 2013
SISTERS' CAMELOT 18-CA-100514 Administrative Law Judges Decision August 7, 2013
WCCO-TV 18-CA-100535 Administrative Law Judges Decision July 22, 2013
TOTAL FIRE PROTECTION 18-RC-096195 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions July 19, 2013


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