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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. 

On August 29, 2014, Regional Direction M. Kathleen McKinney signed a local memorandum of understanding with the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The purpose of the local memorandum of understanding is to strengthen the collaborative efforts between Region 15 and the Consulate of Mexico to provide Mexican workers, their employers, and Mexican business owners in the United States with information, guidance, and access to education regarding their rights and responsibilities under the National Labor Relations Act. 

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 Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort descending
Memphis Veneer, Inc. 15-R-001002 Board Decision 10/05/1943
Reliance Manufacturing Co. 15-R-000988 Board Decision 10/15/1943
Hillyer-Deutsch-Edwards, Inc. 15-R-000995 Board Decision 10/28/1943
Ely & Walker Dry Goods Co. 15-R-001006 Board Decision 12/08/1943
Waterman Steamship Corp. 15-R-000994 Board Decision 01/04/1944
American Finishing Co. 15-R-001032 Board Decision 02/01/1944
Ozan Lumber Co. 15-R-001047 Board Decision 02/02/1944
Letellier-Phillips Paper Co., Inc. 15-R-001021 Board Decision 02/05/1944
Lion Chemical Corp. 15-R-001008 Board Decision 02/07/1944
Todd-Johnson Dry Docks, Inc. 15-R-001053 Board Decision 02/16/1944

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