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Welcome to Region 13 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 parts of Illinois and Indiana from our office in downtown Chicago. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for election, please visit our office 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.

Check out the NLRB Region 13 Facebook page for the latest information on complaints, as well as ALJ and Regional Director decisions, from cases in the Chicago Regional Office.

SEEKING VOLUNTARY FIELD EXAMINER INTERNS
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.  

News From the Region

Chicago, IL-- The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Region 13 Office in Chicago and the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago, Illinois have signed an agreement that will strengthen their collaborative efforts to provide Mexican workers, their employers, and Mexican business owners across the Chicago Metropolitan region with information, guidance, and access to education regarding their rights and responsibilities under the National Labor Relations Act. 

CHICAGO, IL—The Chicago Regional Office will be relocating from 209 South LaSalle Street, Suite 900, to 219 South Dearborn Street, Suite 808, Chicago, IL 60604 on Friday, February 19, 2016 and will not be open to the public on that date. The Chicago Regional Office will reopen on Monday, February 22, 2016. 

Since the enactment of the National Labor Relations Act, the Decisions and Orders of the National Labor Relations Board have been published in bound volumes. The Agency’s Region 13 office in Chicago, Illinois will be moving to a smaller location in February. Following this move, the Agency will retain only a limited number of complete sets of the Board Decisions and Orders.

Chicago, IL— Former Republic Windows and Doors employees will receive long overdue backpay of $295,000 after a motion from the NLRB’s Region 13 in Chicago was granted by the Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of Illinois.  In a June 2011 decision, the Board found that the employer violated the National Labor Relations Act when they closed their Goose Island facility and moved operations to an alter ego operation in Iowa.

On Tuesday April 7, 2015, Region 13 Regional Director Peter Sung Ohr and Assistant Regional Director Daniel Nelson explained the new representation case rules scheduled for implementation on April 14, 2015.

Click here to see the presentation material.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
United States Postal Service 13-CA-160069 Board Decision 09/22/2016
McGrath Downtown Auto, Inc. d/b/a McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago 13-CA-156172 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 09/19/2016
Hanson Cold Storage Co. of Indiana d/b/a Hanson Logistics 13-CA-178619 Board Decision 09/13/2016
Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel, LLC 13-RC-176276 Board Decision 09/09/2016
Total Security Management, Inc. 13-CA-108215 Board Decision 08/26/2016
Saint Xavier University 13-RC-022025 Board Decision 08/23/2016
Personnel Staffing Group, LLC d/b/a Most Valuable Personnel 13-CA-155513 Board Decision 08/19/2016
McGrath Downtown Auto, Inc. d/b/a McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago 13-CA-156172 Administrative Law Judges Decision 08/09/2016
Minteq International, Inc., and Specialty Minerals, Inc., wholly owned subsidiaries of Mineral Techn 13-CA-139974 Board Decision 07/29/2016
Loyola University of Chicago 13-RC-168082 Board Decision 07/20/2016

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