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

An NLRB administrative law judge has found that parts supplier Supply Technologies LLC unlawfully required employees to sign up for a comprehensive grievance and arbitration system that would eliminate their rights under the National Labor Relations Act, and then discharged 20 employees when they refused to do so. 

A Milwaukee job training center has agreed to reinstate two employees who were fired after jointly seeking help for problems with their pay, which is protected activity under the National Labor Relations Act. 

Esperanza Unida, a non-profit center that caters to low-income residents, agreed to the settlement on the opening day of a hearing before an NLRB administrative law judge, April 27. The center will also provide backpay to the two employees amounting to more than $22,000, and will change its overly-broad confidentiality policy. There is no union involved in the workplace.

A settlement agreement approved today by the NLRB sets aside a union’s election loss at Jimmy John's, a chain of fast food restaurants in Minneapolis, and allows for a new election if the union chooses to pursue one. 


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
SISTERS' CAMELOT 18-CA-100514 Board Decision June 17, 2013
RELCO LOCOMOTIVES, INC. 18-CA-074960 Board Decision June 12, 2013
ST. FRANCIS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 18-CA-092542 Administrative Law Judges Decision June 12, 2013
Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local #18 - Wisconsin AFL-CIO (Everbrite, LLC) 30-CB-075815 Board Decision May 13, 2013
DODGE COUNTY, MINNESOTA 18-WH-097426 Board Decision May 7, 2013
Greenheck Fan Corporation 30-CA-087881 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions May 2, 2013
Woodman's Food Market, Inc. 30-CA-078663 Board Decision April 30, 2013
Caterpillar, Inc. 30-CA-064314 Board Decision April 23, 2013
TOTAL FIRE PROTECTION 18-RC-096195 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions April 18, 2013
AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION LOCAL 1498 (Jefferson Partners L.P.) 18-CB-086687 Administrative Law Judges Decision April 4, 2013


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