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Regional Director

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 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.

On April 25, 2013, Resident Officer Jennifer Hadsall presented, "NLRA Basics: NLRA Application in Right to Work States and Non-Unionized Workplaces" at the 2013 Iowa Employment, Training, Benefits & Wellness Conference.

On March 20, 2013, Regional Director Marlin Osthus presented to Trusight—An Employer’s Association in Plymouth, MN.  The Regional Director provided an update on the status of the Board and a review of Board cases, including recent cases affecting employee rights at non-union Employers.

On February 5, 2013, Resident Officer Jennifer Hadsall and Field Examiner Charles Chermak presented “NLRB Basics, PCA, and Social Media” to students in the Labor Law course at Drake Law School in Des Moines, IA.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort ascending Case Activity Issuance Date
Capital Times Co. 30-UC-000118 Board Decision 01/10/1978
Lakeshore Manor, Inc. 30-UC-000103 Board Decision 08/13/1976
Northern Motor Rebuilders, Inc. 30-UC-000086 Board Decision 05/01/1974
Credit Union National Association, Inc. 30-UC-000077 Board Decision 10/11/1972
Consolidated Papers, Inc. 30-UC-000047 Board Decision 10/15/1969
Sand Quarry and Gravel Pit Operators 30-UC-000044 Board Decision 06/30/1969
Ladish Co. 30-UC-000038 Board Decision 06/25/1969
A. O. Smith Corp. 30-UC-000023 Board Decision 07/25/1967
Howmet Corp. 30-UC-000021 Board Decision 02/08/1967
Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co. 30-UC-000012 Board Decision 05/04/1966


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