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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

Ozburn-Hessey Logistics has taken action to reinstate nine wrongfully discharged employees and cease anti-union activities in compliance with a January 29th order from the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. District Judge John Fowlkes found that there was cause to believe Ozburn-Hessey had engaged in a series of unfair labor practices and granted the National Labor Relations Board’s request for relief in order to prevent irreparable harm to the terminated employees and continued misconduct by the Employer.

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. 

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Newton Welding Services 10-RC-123108 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 03/03/2015
L.R.W. Investment Company 31-RC-133641 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 03/02/2015
Memorial Hospital of Salem County 04-CA-130032 Administrative Law Judges Decision 02/27/2015
West Coast Lighting & Energy, Inc. 28-RC-123203 Board Decision 02/27/2015
Rush University Medical Center 13-CA-139088 Board Decision 02/27/2015
Corliss Resources, Inc. 19-CA-093237 Board Decision 02/27/2015
Memorial Hospital of Salem County 04-CA-130032 Administrative Law Judges Decision 02/27/2015
United States Postal Service 07-CA-107223 Board Decision 02/27/2015
MVM, Inc. 05-RD-143548 Board Decision 02/27/2015
United Parcel Service 16-CA-028064 Board Decision 02/26/2015

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