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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.  

Regional Director
Elizabeth K. Kerwin

Assistant to the Regional Director
Jason Knepp

Regional Attorney
Erikson Karmol

Grand Rapids Resident Officer
Colleen Carol

Detroit Administrative Officer
Karen Roock

Grand Rapids Office Manager

Regional News

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Date Issued sort ascending
Poor Boy Woodworks, Inc. 07-CA-297220 Administrative Law Judges Decision 03/13/2023
Intertape Polymer Group 07-CA-291784 Board Decision 03/06/2023
McLaren Macomb 07-CA-275682 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 02/22/2023
McLaren Macomb 07-CA-263041 Board Decision 02/21/2023
Intertape Polymer Group 07-CA-291784 Administrative Law Judges Decision 02/17/2023
Starbucks Corporation 07-CA-293742 Administrative Law Judges Decision 02/09/2023
Ascension Borgess Hospital 07-CA-283117 Amended Administrative Law Judges Decision 02/09/2023
SEIU Healthcare of Michigan (Maple-Drake Real Estate, LLC d/b/a Notting Hill of West Bloomfield) 07-CG-284431 Board Decision 01/20/2023
McLaren Macomb 07-CA-275682 Administrative Law Judges Decision 01/11/2023
Metro Man IV d/b/a Fountain Bleu Health and Rehabilitation Center, Inc. 07-CA-264407 Board Decision 12/28/2022