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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, 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 Namesort descending Case Number Case Activity Issuance Date
A. O. Smith Corp. 30-CA-003277 Board Decision 04/08/1976
A. O. Smith Corp. 18-RE-000013 Board Decision 08/17/1944
Abbott Northwestern Hospital 18-CA-016051 Board Decision 10/29/2004
Abbott-Northwestern Hospital 18-CA-006929 Board Decision 03/20/1985
ABC North Central Theatres, Inc. 18-RC-009971 Board Decision 12/16/1974
ABC Outdoor Advertising, Inc. 30-CA-000588 Board Decision 01/11/1968
ABCO Engineering Corp. 18-CA-003214 Board Decision 02/06/1973
Accetta Millwork, Inc. 30-RM-000427 Board Decision 02/20/1985
Ace Foods, Inc. 30-CA-001436 Board Decision 08/27/1971
Adolph'S Construction Co., Inc. 30-CA-008639 Board Decision 04/17/1986


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