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Regional Director

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, Wisconsin and parts of Iowa from our regional office in Minneapolis, subregional office in Milwaukee, 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

WASHINGTON, DC--National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced that he is considering a proposal to close the Agency’s resident office in Des Moines, Iowa. The Office of the General Counsel is inviting public comment on the proposal to realign Agency resources.

On April 15, 2015 at 12:00 p.m., Regional Director Marlin Osthus will be presenting on the NLRB’s Revised Representation Case Rules at the Minnesota State Bar Association on 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, (City Center, 3rd Floor) Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

On April 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., Regional Director Marlin Osthus will be presenting at the Minnesota AFL-CIO on 175 Aurora Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota to discuss the NLRB’s Revised Representation Case Rules and changes.

On April 1, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., Regional Director Marlin Osthus and Officer-in-Charge Benjamin Mandelman will be presenting a summary of the NLRB’s Revised Representation Case Rules and changes to the P&P Committee at the Milwaukee Subregional Office.

On October 7, 2014, Supervisory Attorney Nichole Burgess-Peel will be presenting on collective bargaining and related issues to graduate students at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort descending Case Activity Issuance Date
United Hydraulics Corp. 18-AC-000027 Board Decision 07/26/1973
The Owatonna Tool Co. 18-C-000949 Board Decision 06/16/1944
American Pearl Button Co. 18-C-000967 Board Decision 05/18/1944
Muskegon Dock & Fuel Co. 18-C-001016 Board Decision 10/05/1944
Branick Manufacturing Co. 18-C-001025 Board Decision 07/13/1944
Twin City Milk Producers Association 18-C-001032 Board Decision 03/28/1945
Merchants Motor Freight, Inc. 18-C-001034 Board Decision 08/15/1944
King Ventilating Co. 18-C-001038 Board Decision 01/15/1945
Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. 18-C-001039 Board Decision 09/29/1944
The Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. 18-C-001039 Board Decision 07/17/1945

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