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Welcome to Region 18 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 the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and parts of Iowa from our regional office in Minneapolis, subregional office in Milwaukee, and resident office in Des Moines. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for election, please visit one of our offices 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.

News From the Region

On August 25, 2014, Field Examiner Martha Armstrong will be presenting at the inaugural ceremony for Labor Rights Week at the Consulate of Mexico in St. Paul, Minnesota. Field Examiner Armstrong will discuss workers' rights under the NLRA and services offered by the Regional Office. Other speakers at the event will include Theresa Walls, District Director of the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, and Silvia Ontaneda, Consul of Ecuador.

On August 22, 2014, Regional Director Marlin Osthus will be speaking at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Regional Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Regional Director will provide an update on the NLRB, including Noel Canning, and will discuss other topics such as employee rights to use social media to protest working conditions, employer work rules that violate the NLRA, and Region 18 cases involving bad faith bargaining charges. 

Check out the newest edition of the Regional Newsletter, "Hot Dish," here.

On April 17, 18, and 24, 2013, Deputy Regional Director Jim Fox, Supervisory Attorney Nichole Burgess-Peel, and Field Examiner Martha Armstrong presented to graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management regarding the NLRA and its applications.

On August 26, 2013, Field Examiner Martha Armstrong and Field Attorney Rachel Centinario presented at the Mexican Consulate in St. Paul during Labor Week regarding workers' rights under the NLRA in both union and non-union settings.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort descending
Colorado Insulating Co. 30-RC-000132 Board Decision 05/03/1940
The Connor Lumber and Land Co. 18-R-000799 Board Decision 09/15/1943
Black Hills Power and Light Co. 18-R-000796 Board Decision 10/09/1943
Frank Pilley & Sons, Inc. 18-R-000797 Board Decision 10/14/1943
D.W. Onan & Sons 18-R-000822 Board Decision 10/15/1943
The Coolerator Co. 18-R-000835 Board Decision 11/06/1943
Iowa Packing Co. 18-R-000729 Board Decision 11/06/1943
Land O' Lakes Creameries, Inc. 18-R-000794 Board Decision 11/25/1943
Fort Dodge Creamery Co. 18-R-000832 Board Decision 11/27/1943
Marinette Marine Corp. 18-R-000831 Board Decision 11/30/1943

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