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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

A complaint issued today by the National Labor Relations Board alleges that six employees of Jimmy John’s, an Minneapolis area fast food restaurant, were unlawfully disciplined, threatened, and ultimately terminated for engaging in union and other concerted protected activities.

According to the complaint, the six employees were fired on March 22 and 23, 2011, because of their support for the Union, and also because of their concerted protest about Jimmy John’s sick leave policy. Another four employees were given final written warnings for engaging in the same conduct.

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
Tomahawk Kraft Paper Co. 18-R-000891 Board Decision 02/29/1944
Fort Dodge Creamery Co. 18-R-000832 Board Decision 03/13/1944
Antigo Veneer Co. 18-R-000930 Board Decision 03/13/1944
King Ventilating Co. 18-R-000920 Board Decision 03/15/1944
American Food Products Corp. 18-R-000926 Board Decision 03/21/1944
Northern Coal and Dock Co. 18-R-000902 Board Decision 03/25/1944
Nekoosa-Edwards Paper Co. 18-R-000951 Board Decision 03/31/1944
Reliance Manufacturing Co. 18-R-000937 Board Decision 03/31/1944
Newday Seeds, Inc. 18-R-000922 Board Decision 04/07/1944
Oscar H. Kjorlie Co. 18-R-000953 Board Decision 04/12/1944


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