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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 February 5, 2014, the Board authorized the NLRB’s New Orleans Regional Office to institute Section 10(j) injunction proceedings against Southern Bakeries, LLC (Employer) of Hope, Arkansas for its unlawful undermining of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, Local 111 (Union) during negotiations for a successor collective-bargaining agreement, as well as its subsequent withdrawal of recognition of the Union as its employees’ exclusive bargaining representative. 

LABOR RIGHTS WEEK 2014 EVENTS:

On August 28, 2014, at 5:30 p.m.,  Field Attorney Stephen Bensinger will give a presentation to the Loyola Workplace Justice Project.  Field Attorney Stephen Bensinger will discuss the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers under the National Labor Relations Act, along with the services that the National Labor Relations Board provides.  The presentation will take place at the Loyola Law School Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort descending Case Activity Issuance Date
M. A. Norden Co., Inc. 15-AC-000004 Board Decision 06/28/1966
Ocean Systems, Inc. 15-AC-000027 Board Decision 04/11/1976
New Orleans Public Service, Inc. 15-AC-000034 Board Decision 08/25/1978
Reliance Manufacturing Co. 15-C-000933 Board Decision 05/31/1944
Rice-Stix of Arkansas, Inc. 15-C-000942 Board Decision 10/14/1948
Comas Manufacturing Co. 15-C-000953 Board Decision 11/13/1944
Bluff City Delivery 15-C-000975 Board Decision 06/26/1945
Brown Garment Manufacturing Co. 15-C-000981 Board Decision 06/25/1945
Tishomingo County Electric Power Association 15-C-001002 Board Decision 07/31/1947
Port Gibson Veneer & Box Co. 15-C-001020 Board Decision 08/26/1946

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