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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

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.

Again this year the Chicago Office of the National Labor Relations Board will participate in the sixth Labor Rights Week.  Labor Rights Week is an initiative to increase awareness and inform the Spanish-speaking community of their labor rights and the resources available to them.  In addition to the NLRB, other federal and state agencies as well as community groups will participate in this event.   For questions, you can contact the Chicago Regional Office at 312-353-9158.  Also, additional information can be found on the website for the Mexican Consulate of Chicago,

August 26, 2013 the Chicago Office of the NLRB and the Mexican Consulate in Chicago will sign a local agreement to strengthen cooperation and collaboration between the NLRB and the Consulate and improve access to information and education regarding rights and responsibilities for Mexican workers, their employers, and Mexican business owners in the United States.

National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced the appointment of Daniel N. Nelson as the Assistant to the Regional Director of the NLRB’s Regional Office in Chicago, Illinois (Region 13). In his new position, Mr. Nelson will assist Regional Director Peter Ohr in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in the Chicago area and northwestern Indiana.

The National Labor Relations Board has found that the firing of a BMW salesman for photos and comments posted to his Facebook page did not violate federal labor law, because the activity was not concerted or protected.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort ascending Case Activity Issuance Date
Lewis University 13-UC-000126 Board Decision
National Press, Inc. 13-UC-000113 Board Decision 04/15/1979
GTE Automatic Electric Inc. 13-UC-000087 Board Decision 11/30/1976
Joyce Sportswear Co. 13-UC-000079 Board Decision 12/01/1976
Pacific Intermountain Express Co. 13-UC-000009 Board Decision 11/18/1966
Libby, McNeill and Libby 13-UC-000007 Board Decision 06/17/1966
Spencer Press Inc. 13-RM-005749 Board Decision 09/08/1958
Pilsen Wellness Center 13-RM-001770 Board Decision 10/12/2011
Pilsen Wellness Center, Inc. 13-RM-001770 Board Decision 03/08/2013
Chicago Mathematics & Science Academy 13-RM-001768 Board Decision 12/14/2012

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