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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 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.

National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced that he is considering a proposal to reorganize four Regional offices as part of an ongoing effort by the Agency to explore ways to restructure its operations in light of new technologies and changing patterns in case intake. 

In a series of settlements with the NLRB, a Wisconsin supermarket chain has agreed to solve all outstanding cases with the agency by signing collective bargaining agreements with the union representing its employees, reinstating discharged workers, providing about 500 employees a total of more than $570,000 in backpay, and keeping open a store that had been slated for closure.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Namesort ascending Case Number Case Activity Issuance Date
Yellow Taxi Company of Minneapolis, d/b/a Suburban Yellow Taxi Company 18-CA-005506 Board Decision 07/02/1982
Xidex Corp. 30-CA-009819 Board Decision 10/20/1989
WTMJ-AM-FM-TV 30-RC-001954 Board Decision 07/26/1973
WTMJ, Inc. 30-CA-003612 Board Decision 09/10/1976
WTMJ, Inc. 30-RC-002609 Board Decision 02/26/1976
Wrought Washer Mfg. Co. 30-CA-000613 Board Decision 05/20/1968
Wrought Washer Manufacturing Co. 30-CA-000997 Board Decision 05/24/1972
Wright Electric, Inc. 18-CA-012820 Board Decision 08/09/2001
Wright Electric, Inc. 18-CA-012820 Board Decision 03/31/1999
Wright County 18-WH-000022 Board Decision 04/04/2011

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