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Region 07 - Detroit

Welcome to Region 7 of the National Labor Relations Board. We conduct elections, investigate charges of unfair labor practices, and protect the rights of workers to join together, serving eastern Michigan from our main office in Detroit and resident office in Grand Rapids. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for election, please visit one of our offices 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.

SEEKING VOLUNTARY FIELD EXAMINER INTERNS

This Regional Office participates in the NLRB’s Volunteer Field Examiners Program for undergraduate and graduate students.  The Volunteer FX interns assist in conducting unfair labor practice investigations, arranging representation elections, conducting elections and performing basic legal research. Volunteer Interns will work directly with agents and report to a supervisor who will guide them in handling case work and investigations. Interns may be briefed by senior officials from throughout the Region and Agency about the NLRB and the NLRA. Interns will be asked to produce written work products summarizing the results of investigations along with recommendations.  The Agency will work closely with participating schools to ensure class credit where permitted or desired and will provide on-the-job training as well as training on the NLRB through live and video presentations of the Agency’s Summer Intern Program and regularly scheduled Board Agent training.  Please click on the following link: Student Positions - Pathways and volunteer for more information.  

Regional Director
Elizabeth Kerwin

Regional Attorney
Erikson C.n. Karmol

Assistant to the Regional Director
Jason E. Knepp

Grand Rapids Resident Officer
Colleen J. Carol

Administrative Officer
Karen Roock

Regional News

Region 7 (Detroit) is participating in the 28th Annual Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium featuring the Attorney General of the State of Michigan, Dana Nessel. The event is on Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. local time at the Wayne State University Law School,…

On February 17, 2023, U.S. District Judge Mark A. Goldsmith of the District Court of Eastern Michigan issued an injunction requiring Starbucks to reinstate an unlawfully fired worker, post and read the Court’s Order, and cease and desist from…

On Wednesday, October 12th, Elizabeth Kerwin, the Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) - Region 7, will be the keynote speaker for the opening meeting of the Detroit area Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA).

The meeting will be held…

Today, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer A. Abruzzo announced the appointment of Erikson C. N. Karmol as the Regional Attorney of the NLRB Region 7-Detroit. In his new position, Mr. Karmol will assist Regional Director Elizabeth Kerwin in the administration and enforcement…

On Saturday, June 25th, Region 7 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will join the Detroit office of the Mexican Consulate for a mobile clinic event in Grand Rapids, Michigan in the first joint event between the offices. The Mexican Consulate staff will provide their services to the…

On March 25, 2022, Elizabeth Kerwin, the Regional Director for Region 7-Detroit of the National Labor Relations Board, approved a settlement agreement requiring that Dearborn Speech and Sensory Center, Inc. d/b/a Metro EHS Pediatric Therapy:

  • Pay $67,335 in backpay, frontpay, and…

Today, the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer A. Abruzzo announces the appointment of Jason Knepp as the Assistant to the Regional Director of the NLRB’s Regional office in Detroit, Michigan (Region 7).  In his new position, Mr. Knepp will assist Regional Director Elizabeth…

Today, General Counsel Jennifer A. Abruzzo announced the appointment of Elizabeth K. Kerwin to serve as the Regional Director for the Agency’s Region 7 office. With the Regional Office in Detroit and a Resident Office in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Region 7 is responsible for conducting elections,…

The NLRB Region 7 office, in partnership with the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor, is conducting two outreach sessions via Zoom on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 11:30am and 6:30pm EST. 

The primary purpose of the session is to educate workers about their basic rights under…

The NLRB Region 7 office, in partnership with the Department of Labor,  is conducting two outreach sessions via Zoom on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 11:30am and 6:30pm EST. 

The primary purpose of the session is to educate workers about their basic rights under the National Labor Relations…

Detroit, Michigan — On April 30, 2021, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in favor of Region 7 in Bannum Place of Saginaw, LLC and Local 406, International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Ernie Ahmad (370 NLRB No. 117). In Bannum, a private contractor working with the Federal Bureau of…

Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Date Issued sort ascending
United States Postal Service 07-CA-299320 Board Decision 03/22/2024
United States Postal Service 07-CA-292942 Board Decision 03/21/2024
United States Postal Service 07-CA-300756 Board Decision 02/20/2024
General Motors Components Holdings, LLC 07-CA-293340 Administrative Law Judges Decision 02/08/2024
General Motors, LLC 07-CA-287479 Administrative Law Judges Decision 01/24/2024
Detroit Education and Research 07-RC-314790 Board Decision 01/19/2024
United Wholesale Mortgage, LLC 07-CA-297897 Administrative Law Judges Decision 01/11/2024
Ajax Materials Corporation 07-RC-327285 Board Decision 01/04/2024
Intertape Polymer Corp. 07-CA-273203 Board Decision 12/22/2023
Trinity Health Grand Haven Hospital 07-RD-323100 Board Decision 12/07/2023