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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, 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 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. 

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.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Namesort descending Case Number Case Activity Issuance Date
A. O. Smith Corp. 18-RE-000013 Board Decision 08/17/1944
A. O. Smith Corp. 30-CA-004638 Board Decision 06/01/1979
A.S.V., INC. A/K/A TEREX 18-RC-128308 Board Decision 06/30/2014
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

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