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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

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

On April 17, 18, and 24, 2013, Deputy Regional Director Jim Fox, Supervisory Attorney Nichole Burgess-Peel, and Field Examiner Martha Armstrong presented to graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management regarding the NLRA and its applications.

On August 26, 2013, Field Examiner Martha Armstrong and Field Attorney Rachel Centinario presented at the Mexican Consulate in St. Paul during Labor Week regarding workers' rights under the NLRA in both union and non-union settings.

On April 25, 2013, Resident Officer Jennifer Hadsall presented, "NLRA Basics: NLRA Application in Right to Work States and Non-Unionized Workplaces" at the 2013 Iowa Employment, Training, Benefits & Wellness Conference.

On March 20, 2013, Regional Director Marlin Osthus presented to Trusight—An Employer’s Association in Plymouth, MN.  The Regional Director provided an update on the status of the Board and a review of Board cases, including recent cases affecting employee rights at non-union Employers.

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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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