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Region 07

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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.


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.  

Elizabeth K. Kerwin

Regional Director
Elizabeth K. Kerwin

Regional Attorney
Dennis R. Boren

Deputy Regional Attorney
Erikson Karmol

Grand Rapids Resident Officer
Colleen Carol

Detroit Regional Manager
Karen Roock

Grand Rapids Office Manager
Rochelle Anderson


Regional News

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-278962 Board Decision 01/11/2022
American Steel Construction 07-RC-269162 Board Decision 12/07/2021
Ascension Borgess Hospital 07-CA-273489 Administrative Law Judges Decision 12/03/2021
Liberty Transit Mix, LLC 07-CA-271762 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 12/01/2021
Intertape Polymer Corp. 07-CA-273203 Administrative Law Judges Decision 11/02/2021
United States Postal Service 07-CA-274844 Board Decision 11/01/2021
FCA US LLC 07-CA-219895 Board Decision 10/28/2021
Liberty Transit Mix, LLC 07-CA-271762 Administrative Law Judges Decision 10/18/2021
Metro Man IV d/b/a Fountain Bleu Health and Rehabilitation Center, Inc. 07-CA-264407 Administrative Law Judges Decision 08/31/2021
McLaren Macomb 07-CA-263041 Administrative Law Judges Decision 08/31/2021