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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, 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

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.

On October 29, 2014, Field Attorney Chinyere Ohaeri will be participating in the Legal Expo at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.  Field Attorney Ohaeri will be presenting and answering questions regarding social media in the workplace and protected concerted activity.

On August 25, 2014, Field Examiner Martha Armstrong will be presenting at the inaugural ceremony for Labor Rights Week at the Consulate of Mexico in St. Paul, Minnesota. Field Examiner Armstrong will discuss workers' rights under the NLRA and services offered by the Regional Office. Other speakers at the event will include Theresa Walls, District Director of the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, and Silvia Ontaneda, Consul of Ecuador.

On August 22, 2014, Regional Director Marlin Osthus will be speaking at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Regional Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Regional Director will provide an update on the NLRB, including Noel Canning, and will discuss other topics such as employee rights to use social media to protest working conditions, employer work rules that violate the NLRA, and Region 18 cases involving bad faith bargaining charges. 

Check out the newest edition of the Regional Newsletter, "Hot Dish," here.

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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
The Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. 18-C-001039 Board Decision 07/17/1945
Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. 18-C-001039 Board Decision 09/29/1944

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