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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.
How can I submit a charge or petition to the NLRB?
You may either complete the online step-by-step form to immediately submit your charge or petition to the NLRB or you may access a fillable PDF form, fill out the form and E-File it with the agency. The NLRB encourages you to use the online step-by-step form, but if you prefer to fill out a PDF form offline and then submit it with the agency, please follow these steps:
- First, go to the NLRB web page that contains the agency’s blank fillable forms.
- Select the form that most closely matches the charge or petition that you would like to file with the agency.
- Complete the form.
- Finally, submit the form using the NLRB’s electronic filing (E-File) application.
Region 14 is committed to promoting a greater awareness and understanding concerning rights and responsibilities established by the Act by offering no-cost outreach services. This includes both working with our colleagues within the labor and employment relations community and connecting with other communities who may not be familiar with the Act, including those just entering the workforce and other underserved populations. If you’d like to request a speaker or Act-related training, please contact supervisory attorney Bill LeMaster at William.LeMaster@nlrb.gov or 913-275-6524.
Recent Outreach and Accomplishments
|Honors Attorney Raymond (Ray) Myers IV and Supervisory Field Attorney Cindy Flynn virtually taught a class to high school students in Boston as part of the Agency’s Student Ambassador Program, which teaches high school students who will soon be entering the work force about their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. On January 30, 2023, Mr. Myers taught students about the process of filing a charge, and how that charge begins the investigation process. On March 6, 2023, Ms. Flynn taught the class about Section 7 rights and assisted the class in reviewing the Charging Party’s evidence in a mock investigation to determine if any of the Charging Party’s Section 7 rights had been violated.|
|On November 17, 2022, and February 23, 2023, Field Attorney Rochelle Ballentine and Field Examiner Krista Lopez spoke with enrollees of Building Union Diversity (BUD) program, a 6-week pre-apprenticeship training program that showcases various union apprenticeship programs in the St. Louis area. They presented information to attendees about their rights under the NLRA and answered questions related to the Act.|
|On March 14, 2023, Field Examiner Kelly Holderman and Field Attorney Rochelle Ballentine met with instructors and students at Lindenwood University. They provided an overview of the Agency, focusing on areas of the Act relevant to future HR practitioners, including protected concerted activity and handbook rules, among other things.|
|Regional Director Andrea Wilkes met with the local American Bar Association NLRB Practice and Procedure Committee on December 2. The Committee’s focus is on Agency practice, particularly in the Regional Offices. Saint Louis University School of Law hosted the event with the assistance of labor and employment faculty members. After a presentation by Region 14 management, Committee members discussed issues and asked questions of RD Wilkes, OIC Susan Wade-Wilhoit and ARD Carla Coffman. Topics of special interest included settlement practices, election work and the timing of case processing given staffing issues. RD Wilkes noted the collegial and productive dialogue with the local Committee and invited all present to involve Region 14 in future outreach events.|
|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.
|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.|
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|
|Nefarious Movie, LLC||14-CA-287219||Administrative Law Judges Decision||03/24/2023|
|Motor Appliance Corporation||14-CA-290327||Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions||02/14/2023|
|Starbucks Corporation||14-RC-295709||Board Decision||02/03/2023|
|ADT LLC||14-CA-281518||Administrative Law Judges Decision||02/03/2023|
|Motor Appliance Corporation||14-CA-290327||Administrative Law Judges Decision||01/03/2023|
|Coreslab Structures (Tulsa) Inc.||14-CA-248354||Board Decision||12/16/2022|
|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|