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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.

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

A U.S. District Court Judge has ordered a Chicago bus company to reinstate two drivers who were fired after signing cards in favor of a union election, and to stop questioning employees about their union activities, while a case involving the company moves through the NLRB process.

NLRB Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and Acting General Counsel Lafe E. Solomon have announced the appointment of Peter Sung Ohr as Regional Director in the Chicago Regional Office (Region 13).  Mr. Ohr will be responsible for the enforcement of the nation’s primary labor law covering private sector employees in Cook, Du Page, Kane, Lake, and Will Counties in Illinois, and Lake County in Indiana.

A National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge ruled on Wednesday that Knauz BMW, a Chicago area car dealership, did not wrongfully terminate an employee for his Facebook postings. However, Judge Joel P. Biblowitz also found that the dealership had an overly broad employee policy, and ordered posting of a notice informing employees of their right to engage in protected concerted activity.

At the request of the National Labor Relations Board, a U.S. District Court has ordered an Illinois gas hauling company to recognize and bargain with the union representing its drivers, even though the original company closed and its operations were transferred to a non-union entity owned and managed by the same people. The injunction, issued July 11 by District Court Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr., also compels the company to restore the union pay and benefits that the drivers lost in the transfer, pending final resolution of the case before the Board.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
United States Postal Service 13-CA-097568 Administrative Law Judges Decision 11/13/2013
IAM District Lodge 851 (Caterpillar) 13-CB-101376 Administrative Law Judges Decision 11/12/2013
Polycon Industries,Inc. 13-CA-104249 Administrative Law Judges Decision 11/12/2013
Latino Express 13-CA-077678 Amended Administrative Law Judges Decision 10/30/2013
Chicago Parking Association, Standard Parking, Imperial Parking, Sytem Parking, LAZ Parking, InterPa 13-CA-071259 Administrative Law Judges Decision 10/25/2013
Guitar Center Stores, Inc. 13-RC-108373 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 10/24/2013
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE 13-CA-078058 Administrative Law Judges Decision 09/25/2013
Little Village Car Wash 13-RC-104353 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 09/20/2013
Chicago Vendor Supply, Inc. 13-RC-103542 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 09/16/2013
East-West University 13-RD-103632 Board Decision 09/13/2013

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