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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.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort descending
Roddis Lumber & Veneer Co. 18-R-000839 Board Decision 11/30/1943
Smith Commercial Body Works, Inc. 18-R-000854 Board Decision 12/28/1943
Ford Motor Co. 18-R-000819 Board Decision 12/28/1943
Kimberly-Clark Corp. 18-R-000841 Board Decision 01/14/1944
Kohrs Packing Co. 18-R-000870 Board Decision 01/17/1944
Branick Manufacturing Co. 18-R-000811 Board Decision 01/28/1944
Hurd Millwork Corp. 18-R-000914 Board Decision 02/14/1944
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 18-RE-000011 Board Decision 02/21/1944
Wilson & Co., Inc. 18-R-000888 Board Decision 02/22/1944
John Morrell & Co. 18-R-000879 Board Decision 02/24/1944

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