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Regional Director

Welcome to Region 13 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 parts of Illinois and Indiana from our office in downtown Chicago. 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.

Check out the NLRB Region 13 Facebook page for the latest information on complaints, as well as ALJ and Regional Director decisions, from cases in the Chicago Regional Office.

News From the Region

Regional Director, Peter Sung Ohr, has issued a Decision in 13-RC-121359 finding the Grant-in-aid scholarship football players are employees under the NLRA and has directed an election to take place.

The parties have until April 9, 2014 to file with the Board in Washington, D.C. a Request for Review of the Decision.

The Decision is posted on the NLRB webpage and can be found here. 

The winter months have been a busy time for Region 13’s outreach efforts. Our staff provided presentations for various organizations and community groups. Below are a couple of the highlights.


On November 13, 2013, Liz Galliano and Liz Cortez provided an overview of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to the U.S. Department of Labor- Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs and Wage and Hour Divisions.


Richard F. Griffin, Jr., General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, today announced the appointment of Paul Hitterman as Regional Attorney in Region 13, Chicago, Illinois.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort ascending Case Activity Issuance Date
Village of Vernon Hills, IL 13-WH-000011 Board Decision 03/04/2011
Cook County School Bus 13-UD-079769 Board Decision 02/12/2013
Illinois School Buss Co. 13-UD-000179 Board Decision 07/28/1977
Jergens, Inc. 13-UD-000170 Board Decision 12/14/1976
Monsanto Chemical Co. 13-UD-000067 Board Decision 05/20/1964
Balfre Gear & Manufacturing Co. 13-UD-000022 Board Decision 01/06/1956
Fletcher-Eichman Co. 13-UD-000013 Board Decision 07/14/1954
Altura Communications Solutions 13-UC-000422 Board Decision 01/22/2010
Besam Entrance Solutions 13-UC-000418 Board Decision 10/09/2009
Premcor, Inc. 13-UC-000354 Board Decision


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