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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.

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News From the Region

On Tuesday April 7, 2015, Region 13 Regional Director Peter Sung Ohr and Assistant Regional Director Daniel Nelson explained the new representation case rules scheduled for implementation on April 14, 2015.

Click here to see the presentation material.

The NLRB's New Election Rules: Explaining the New Procedures 

NLRB Region 13, Co-sponsored by Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)

Presenters: Peter Sung Ohr, Regional Director and Daniel Nelson, Assistant Regional Director

When: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.

The National Labor Relations Board racked up yet another victory against Latino Express Inc., a Chicago-area bus company whose employees voted in early 2011 to be represented by Teamsters Local 777.  The initial ULP charges were filed in early 2011 by two fired drivers and Teamsters Local 777 at the NLRB Regional Office in Chicago.  The Region investigated the charges and in March 2011 issued a consolidated complaint alleging numerous violations by Latino Express.

In Staffing Network Holdings, (13-CA-105031; 362 NLRB No. 12), The Board affirmed the Administrative Law Judge’s findings that the Respondent violated Section 8(a)(1) by twice threatening employees with termination because of their protected concerted activity and by discharging an employee for conduct that occurred during the course of her protected concerted activity.

The Employer is a temporary employment agency that provides short and long term employment assignments.  The terminated employee worked as a long term picker for the Employer.  The terminated picker and her fellow pickers observed a stocker employee being discharged.  The pickers gathered together and requested an explanation for the stocker’s termination from their supervisor.  The supervisor informed the pickers that the stocker employee was terminated because of his attitude and his inability to maintain a brisk work pace. 

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Omni Commercial Lighting, Inc. 13-CA-134425 Administrative Law Judges Decision 05/08/2015
FedEx Freight Inc. 13-RC-147997 Board Decision 05/07/2015
Sweet Specialty Solutions, LLC 13-RC-146414 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 04/29/2015
DLH Solutions, Inc. 13-RC-135503 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 04/28/2015
Labriola Baking Company 13-RD-089891 Board Decision 04/17/2015
Neises Construction Corp. 13-CA-135991 Amended Administrative Law Judges Decision 04/10/2015
ARC Bridges 13-CA-044627 Board Decision 03/31/2015
Vince & Sons Co. and Jo Mo Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Vince & Sons Pasta, alter-ego and/or Golden State 13-CA-123828 Board Decision 03/31/2015
Rush University Medical Center 13-RC-143495 Board Decision 03/24/2015
Warning Charter Service, Inc. d/b/a Warning Paige Charter Services 13-RC-138148 Board Decision 03/23/2015

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