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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

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.

On February 5, 2013, Resident Officer Jennifer Hadsall and Field Examiner Charles Chermak presented “NLRB Basics, PCA, and Social Media” to students in the Labor Law course at Drake Law School in Des Moines, IA.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
United Food and Commercial Workers, District 1, Local 1 16-CB-003850 Board Decision 02/10/2015
GRAND MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION LLC 22-RC-140821 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 02/09/2015
Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc. 37-CA-008316 Board Decision 02/09/2015
McDonald's Restaurants of Tennessee, Inc. 10-CA-131969 Board Decision 02/09/2015
Aramark Uniform Services - Orlando 12-CA-133609 Board Decision 02/09/2015
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 18 (Nerone & Sons Inc) 08-CD-135243 Board Decision 02/06/2015
Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc./Slingshot Connections, LLC/Abel Mendoza, Inc. 32-CA-116854 Board Decision 02/06/2015
Hoffmaster Group, Inc. 18-CA-132923 Board Decision 02/06/2015
EASTERN ESSENTIAL SERVICES 22-CA-133001 Board Decision 02/06/2015
MISSION PRODUCE, INC. 10-CA-106374 Board Decision 02/05/2015

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