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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, and parts of Wisconsin and Iowa from our regional office in Minneapolis 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

An NLRB administrative law judge has found that parts supplier Supply Technologies LLC unlawfully required employees to sign up for a comprehensive grievance and arbitration system that would eliminate their rights under the National Labor Relations Act, and then discharged 20 employees when they refused to do so. 

A Milwaukee job training center has agreed to reinstate two employees who were fired after jointly seeking help for problems with their pay, which is protected activity under the National Labor Relations Act. 

Esperanza Unida, a non-profit center that caters to low-income residents, agreed to the settlement on the opening day of a hearing before an NLRB administrative law judge, April 27. The center will also provide backpay to the two employees amounting to more than $22,000, and will change its overly-broad confidentiality policy. There is no union involved in the workplace.

A settlement agreement approved today by the NLRB sets aside a union’s election loss at Jimmy John's, a chain of fast food restaurants in Minneapolis, and allows for a new election if the union chooses to pursue one. 


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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