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Welcome to Region 15 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 Louisiana, Arkansas and Alabama, as well as southern Mississippi, western Tennessee, western Florida, and four counties in Missouri from our office in New Orleans. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for election, please visit our office 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, 2014, the Board authorized the NLRB’s New Orleans Regional Office to institute Section 10(j) injunction proceedings against Southern Bakeries, LLC (Employer) of Hope, Arkansas for its unlawful undermining of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, Local 111 (Union) during negotiations for a successor collective-bargaining agreement, as well as its subsequent withdrawal of recognition of the Union as its employees’ exclusive bargaining representative. 

On August 29, 2014, Regional Direction M. Kathleen McKinney signed a local memorandum of understanding with the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The purpose of the local memorandum of understanding is to strengthen the collaborative efforts between Region 15 and the Consulate of Mexico to provide Mexican workers, their employers, and Mexican business owners in the United States with information, guidance, and access to education regarding their rights and responsibilities under the National Labor Relations Act. 

National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon have announced the appointment of Christopher J. Roy as Officer-in-Charge of the Agency's newly-designated Subregional office in Memphis, Tennessee (Subregion 26).  In his new position, Mr. Roy will assist Kathleen McKinney, Director of the NLRB’s Region 15 in New Orleans, in enforcing the National Labor Relations Act in western Tennessee, Arkansas, and northern Mississippi.  Mr.

The NLRB Office of General Counsel today announced that, based on specific commitments made by the United Food and Commercial Workers union, it is not necessary to decide the merits of an unfair labor practice charge filed by Wal-Mart against the UFCW.

A National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge has found that a Louisiana salt mining operation committed numerous unfair labor practices in dealing with its union employees, including making unlawful threats of termination, persistently refusing to bargain in good faith, and unlawfully implementing new working conditions without bargaining.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
THE CONKLIN GROUP LLC d/b/a MASSAGE ENVY 15-CA-117947 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 09/09/2014
LANSING-LOUISIANA, LLC 15-CA-117585 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 09/08/2014
BFI WASTE SERVICES d/b/a ALLIED WASTE SERVICES of BREWTON 15-RM-124563 Board Decision 08/20/2014
Philips Electronics North America Corporation 26-CA-085613 Board Decision 08/14/2014
Kellogg Company 15-CA-115259 Administrative Law Judges Decision 08/07/2014
Laborers International Union of North America, Local 1177 (Turner Industrial Maintenance) 15-CB-005974 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 07/28/2014
THE CONKLIN GROUP LLC d/b/a MASSAGE ENVY 15-CA-117947 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/28/2014
LANSING-LOUISIANA, LLC 15-CA-117585 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/25/2014
Sanderson Farms, Incorporated 15-CA-089244 Board Decision 07/23/2014
Sanderson Farms, Inc. 15-CA-103890 Board Decision 07/23/2014

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