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Region 14 - St. Louis

Welcome to Region 14 of the National Labor Relations Board. We conduct elections, investigate charges of unfair labor practices, and protect the rights of workers to act together from our main office in St. Louis, MO, our sub-regional office in Overland Park, KS, and our resident office in Tulsa, OK. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for an election, please call or 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.

Recent Outreach and Accomplishments

On May 25, 2022, Region 14 Office-in Charge Susan Wade-Wilhoit, Assistant Regional Director Carla Coffman, and Field Attorney Lauren Fletcher presented to attendees of the annual Heartland Labor and Employment Law Institute.  Participants of the Institute were treated to “An Insider’s Guide to Labor Issues for Employers: Changes Under the Biden Administration.”  Region 14 personnel welcomed the invitation to speak to local members of the bar and HR professionals about issues – some old and some new – affecting employees, employers, and labor unions On May 25, 2022, Region 14 Office-in Charge Susan Wade-Wilhoit, Assistant Regional Director Carla Coffman, and Field Attorney Lauren Fletcher presented to attendees of the annual Heartland Labor and Employment Law Institute.  Participants of the Institute were treated to “An Insider’s Guide to Labor Issues for Employers: Changes Under the Biden Administration.”  Region 14 personnel welcomed the invitation to speak to local members of the bar and HR professionals about issues – some old and some new – affecting employees, employers, and labor unions
Regional Director Andrea J. Wilkes appeared virtually on the University of Missouri Labor Law Series on April 20, 2022, to update participants across the state and beyond on recent developments.

Regional Director Andrea J. Wilkes appeared virtually on the University of Missouri Labor Law Series on April 20, 2022, to update participants across the state and beyond on recent developments.

On April 6, 2022, Region 14 Officer-in-Charge Susan Wade-Wilhoit was one of three featured presenters at a lunch and learn hosted by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.  The presentation was titled “Labor Law Developments: A Year Into the Biden Presidency.” OIC Wade-Wilhoit certainly had plenty of topics, including employee handbooks, protected concerted activity, and make-whole remedies, to cover with members of the local bar. On April 6, 2022, Region 14 Officer-in-Charge Susan Wade-Wilhoit was one of three featured presenters at a lunch and learn hosted by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.  The presentation was titled “Labor Law Developments: A Year Into the Biden Presidency.” OIC Wade-Wilhoit certainly had plenty of topics, including employee handbooks, protected concerted activity, and make-whole remedies, to cover with members of the local bar.
On March 30, 2022, Region 14 Field Attorney Rochelle Ballentine sat on a Labor Law Panel at Saint Louis University School of Law to discuss the daily life of an NLRB Field Agent and the current issues affecting labor today. Students were particularly interested in how they could tailor their studies to help them achieve a career in labor law. On March 30, 2022, Region 14 Field Attorney Rochelle Ballentine sat on a Labor Law Panel at Saint Louis University School of Law to discuss the daily life of an NLRB Field Agent and the current issues affecting labor today. Students were particularly interested in how they could tailor their studies to help them achieve a career in labor law. 
On March 29, 2022, Region 14 Field Examiner Kelly Holderman and Field Attorney Rochelle Balentine spoke to a Labor Relations Class at Lindenwood University about the Board’s processes and the current climate of labor. Of note, two additional professors sat in to audit the talk which led to a dynamic conversation between students, faculty and the board agents. On March 29, 2022, Region 14 Field Examiner Kelly Holderman and Field Attorney Rochelle Balentine spoke to a Labor Relations Class at Lindenwood University about the Board’s processes and the current climate of labor. Of note, two additional professors sat in to audit the talk which led to a dynamic conversation between students, faculty and the board agents.

 

Regional Director
Andrea J. Wilkes

Assistant to the Regional Director
Carla K. Coffman

Regional Attorney
Vacant

Overland Park Officer-in-Charge
Susan Wade-Wilhoit

Tulsa Resident Officer
Vacant

Saint Louis Administrative Officer
Stephanie D. Hayes
 

Regional News

Today, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer A. Abruzzo announced the appointment of Carla K. Coffman as the Assistant to the Regional Director of Region 14.  With a Regional Office in St. Louis, Missouri, a Subregional Office in Overland Park, Kansas, and a Resident Office in…

Region 14 is pleased to announce the promotion of William F. (Bill) LeMaster to Supervisory Field Attorney.   Bill began his career in the then Region 26 Memphis office in 2004.   In 2006, Bill transferred to the then Region 17 office in Overland Park, Kansas, where he continues to work.  In his…

On September 12, the Region warmly welcomed Field Attorney Raymond (Ray) Myers IV to our St. Louis office.  Ray was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky.  A graduate of the University of Louisville, he is a fan of the University of Louisville Cardinals, so we anticipate he will adapt well…

Region 14 said goodbye to our summer intern Lexi Schaefer on August 5 who returns to St. Louis University Law School for her final year.  Ms. Schaefer was a great asset to the Region and worked extensively with her mentor Field Attorney Rochelle Balentine, and supervisor Officer-in-Charge Susan…

As part of a settlement approved on June 1, 2022, by Administrative Law Judge Robert A. Ringler, MasTec Advanced Technologies (MasTec), has agreed to pay 26 former employees $3.12 million in backpay, interest, and expenses. 

The dispute

KANSAS CITY, MO – On December 3, 2021, Region 14 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Consulate General of Mexico in Kansas City renewed an alliance by entering into a Letter of Arrangement (LOA). The objective of the LOA is to provide a…

Today, General Counsel Jennifer A. Abruzzo announced the appointment of Andrea J. Wilkes to serve as the Regional Director for the Agency’s Region 14 office. With a Regional Office in Saint Louis, Missouri, a SubRegional Office in Overland Park, Kanas, and Resident Office in Tulsa, Oklahoma,…

Today, General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo announced the appointment of Susan A. Wade-Wilhoit to serve as the Office-in-Charge of Subregion 17 in Overland Park, Kansas. Subregion 17 is part of Region 14, which also has a Resident Office in Tulsa, Oklahoma and a Regional Office in St. Louis,…

Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Date Issued sort ascending
Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation 14-RC-297334 Board Decision 11/23/2022
T-Mobile USA, Inc. 14-CA-170229 Board Decision 11/18/2022
Bloom Medicinals of Missouri-Dispensary 1, LLC 14-RC-295063 Board Decision 11/02/2022
Starbucks Corporation 14-CA-290968 Administrative Law Judges Decision 10/12/2022
Rolling Hills Zoo Foundation 14-RC-300414 Board Decision 10/05/2022
T-Mobile USA, Inc. 14-CA-155249 Board Decision 09/30/2022
The Riverview Nursing Facility, LLC d/b/a The Riverview Care Center 14-CA-265341 Administrative Law Judges Decision 09/06/2022
Starbucks Corporation 14-RC-290942 Board Decision 07/14/2022
Midwest Division - RMC, LLC, d/b/a Research Medical Center 14-CA-287441 Board Decision 06/09/2022
Spike Enterprise, Inc. 14-CA-281652 Administrative Law Judges Decision 05/16/2022