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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

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 Namesort ascending Case Number Case Activity Issuance Date
Wonder Bread 30-CA-16456-1 Board Decision 09/29/2004
Wolkerstorfer Co. 18-CA-011210 Board Decision 11/12/1991
Witwer Grocer Co. 18-RM-000164 Board Decision 03/10/1955
Wittock Supply Co. 30-CA-000594 Board Decision 05/02/1968
Wisconsin Steel Industries 30-CA-011504 Board Decision 08/03/1995
Wisconsin Steel Industries 30-CA-011504 Board Decision 08/27/1996
Wisconsin Southern Gas Co., Inc. 30-CA-000724 Board Decision 10/29/1968
Wisconsin Rubber Products Co., Inc. 30-CA-000301 Board Decision 07/13/1966
Wisconsin River Valley District Council of Carpenters 30-CB-000626 Board Decision 06/30/1975
Wisconsin River Valley District Council 30-CB-000626 Board Decision 06/07/1974


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