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Regional Director

Welcome to Region 15 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 Louisiana, Arkansas and Alabama, as well as southern Mississippi, western Tennessee, western Florida, and four counties in Missouri from our office in New Orleans. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for election, please visit our office 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 July 16, 2014, Field Attorney Stephen C. Bensinger will be attending the Alabama State Building Trades Annual Convention at the Hampton Inn in Orange Beach, Alabama.   Field Attorney Bensinger will discuss Region 15’s processes and procedures and new labor law developments.

National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon have announced the appointment of Christopher J. Roy as Officer-in-Charge of the Agency's newly-designated Subregional office in Memphis, Tennessee (Subregion 26).  In his new position, Mr. Roy will assist Kathleen McKinney, Director of the NLRB’s Region 15 in New Orleans, in enforcing the National Labor Relations Act in western Tennessee, Arkansas, and northern Mississippi.  Mr.

The NLRB Office of General Counsel today announced that, based on specific commitments made by the United Food and Commercial Workers union, it is not necessary to decide the merits of an unfair labor practice charge filed by Wal-Mart against the UFCW.

A National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge has found that a Louisiana salt mining operation committed numerous unfair labor practices in dealing with its union employees, including making unlawful threats of termination, persistently refusing to bargain in good faith, and unlawfully implementing new working conditions without bargaining.

A federal judge this week ordered Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, LLC, (OHL) to reinstate three warehouse workers who were fired during a union organizing campaign, and to stop other behavior that interfered with their employees’ rights, pending the final resolution of a case before the National Labor Relations Board.

Judge Samuel H. Mays, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee issued the temporary injunction on April 5 at the request of the NLRB, stating that “it is necessary to return the parties to the status quo to protect the NLRB’s remedial powers.” 

Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
LANSING-LOUISIANA, LLC 15-CA-117585 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/25/2014
Sanderson Farms, Incorporated 15-CA-089244 Board Decision 07/23/2014
Sanderson Farms, Inc. 15-CA-103890 Board Decision 07/23/2014
Southern Bakeries, LLC 15-CA-101311 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/17/2014
RPM Pizza LLC 15-CA-113753 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/11/2014
All Service Plumbing & Maintenance, Inc. 15-CA-019433 Board Decision 07/01/2014
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, LLC 26-CA-024057 Board Decision 06/27/2014
Laborers International Union of North America, Local 1177 (Turner Industrial Maintenance) 15-CB-005974 Board Decision 06/27/2014
Austin Fire Equipment, LLC 15-CA-019697 Board Decision 06/27/2014
Austin Fire Equipment, LLC 15-CA-019697 Board Decision 06/25/2014

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