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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

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 Namesort ascending Case Number Case Activity Issuance Date
Zenith Radio Corp. 13-R-002375 Board Decision 05/30/1944
Zenith Plastics Co. 08-CA-006071 Board Decision 06/07/1971
Zenith Optical Co. 09-C-001809 Board Decision 10/30/1943
Zenith Optical Co. 09-R-001600 Board Decision 11/27/1944
Zenith Optical Co. 00-R-005108 Board Decision 06/04/1943
Zenith Optical Co. 00-R-005108 Board Decision 04/15/1943
Zenite Metal Corp. 00-C-000214 Board Decision 02/19/1938
Zengel Brothers, Inc., And F & J Zengel Plumbing & Heating, Inc. 22-CA-015624 Board Decision 04/11/1990
Zelrich Co. 16-CA-001770 Board Decision 11/05/1963
Zellerbach Paper Co. 00-R-000355 Board Decision 02/15/1938

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