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Region 18 - Minneapolis

Welcome to Region 18 of the National Labor Relations Board. We conduct elections, investigate charges of unfair labor practices, and protect the rights of workers to act together, serving the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and parts of Iowa from our regional office in Minneapolis, and subregional office in Milwaukee. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for election, please visit one of our offices or call 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
Jennifer A. Hadsall

Regional Attorney
Nichole L. Harville

Assistant to the Regional Director
Eric Boerschinger

Milwaukee Officer In Charge
Benjamin Mandelman

Des Moines Resident Officer

Administrative Officer
Olga Bestilny

Regional News

Milwaukee, WI—Region 18 of the National Labor Relations Board completed a ballot count on May 23, 2022 in a union election involving employees at Activision Publishing, Inc. choosing whether or not to be represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

The ballot count was…

Today, the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer A. Abruzzo announces the appointment of Eric B. Boerschinger as the Assistant to the Regional Director of the NLRB’s Regional Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota (Region 18).  In his new position, Mr. Boerschinger will assist…

Minneapolis, MN – Region 18 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) completed a vote count today in a union election involving employees at Colectivo Coffee choosing whether or not to be represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). After counting the ballots…

On Thursday, August 12, 2021, the Region 18–Minneapolis office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued complaint against Home Depot USA, Inc., alleging that the home improvement giant discriminated against an employee in a…

Region 18 and SubRegion 30 will be conducting an information session on the 2019 r-case rules amendments that are set to go into effect on May 31, 2020. The session is scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. This session will be presented telephonically and participants…

Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Date Issued sort ascending
Starbucks Corporation 18-CA-293653 Board Decision 05/07/2024
HOME DEPOT USA, INC. 18-CA-273796 Board Decision 02/21/2024
Starbucks Corporation 18-RD-321704 Board Decision 01/05/2024
Starbucks Corporation 18-CA-295458 Board Decision 12/22/2023
Starbucks Corporation 18-CA-298181 Administrative Law Judges Decision 10/17/2023
City of Rochester 18-WH-322882 Board Decision 10/12/2023
Dakota Electric Association 18-WH-317915 Board Decision 08/29/2023
Dakota Electric Association 18-WH-318011 Board Decision 08/29/2023
Hennepin County 18-WH-316440 Board Decision 07/10/2023
Starbucks Corporation 18-CA-298181 Board Decision 06/29/2023