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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 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.

A federal judge has ordered a Piggly Wiggly supermarket in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to restore full-time status and health insurance to employees whose hours were reduced to part-time without bargaining with their union, and to refrain from making such unilateral changes in the future.

Administrative Law Judge Arthur Amchan has found that a franchisee of the Jimmy Johns sandwich chain unlawfully discharged six employees after they staged a public campaign complaining of the company’s employee sick leave policy.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort ascending Case Activity Issuance Date
Fifth Avenue Assn. AO-330 Board Decision 10/20/1995
Valentine Properties AO-328 Board Decision 09/19/1995
Fashion Center District Management AO-327 Board Decision 08/17/1995
Lemle & Wolff, Inc. AO-325 Board Decision 06/30/1995
Grace Church in the City of New York AO-324 Board Decision 06/23/1995
Soloff Management Corp. AO-323 Board Decision 05/19/1995
Gabo's Cleaners AO-322 Board Decision 04/18/1995
2229 Associates AO-320 Board Decision 03/23/1995
Creekside Mushrooms, Ltd. AO-319 Board Decision 03/22/1995
Mansfield Volunteer Fire Co. AO-318 Board Decision 01/31/1995


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