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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.

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News From the Region

In Staffing Network Holdings, (13-CA-105031; 362 NLRB No. 12), The Board affirmed the Administrative Law Judge’s findings that the Respondent violated Section 8(a)(1) by twice threatening employees with termination because of their protected concerted activity and by discharging an employee for conduct that occurred during the course of her protected concerted activity.

The Employer is a temporary employment agency that provides short and long term employment assignments.  The terminated employee worked as a long term picker for the Employer.  The terminated picker and her fellow pickers observed a stocker employee being discharged.  The pickers gathered together and requested an explanation for the stocker’s termination from their supervisor.  The supervisor informed the pickers that the stocker employee was terminated because of his attitude and his inability to maintain a brisk work pace. 

On January 31, 2013, the NLRB’s Chicago Regional Office issued a Complaint against Lintrac, a corporation engaged in the maintenance and repair of tractor trailer chassis and box cars in Northlake, Ill.  The complaint alleged that Lintrac unlawfully fired its employees. Throughout the entire investigation of the charge and even after the Complaint issued, the Employer refused to acknowledge and respond to the allegations.

The Board invites the filing of briefs in order to afford the parties and interested amici the opportunity to address issues raised in Northwestern (Case 13-RC-121359). 

On April 24, 2014, the Board granted Northwestern University’s request for review of the Regional Director’s decision finding the University’s grant-in-aid scholarship football players are employees under the NLRA and directing an election to take place.  The election was held on April 25, 2014, but the ballots have not been counted.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort descending Case Activity Issuance Date
Illinois Tool Works 13-C-002147 Board Decision 05/12/1945
Agar Packing & Provision Corp. 13-C-002158 Board Decision 10/06/1944
Wyman-Gordon Co. 13-C-002176 Board Decision 06/20/1945
Cameron Can Machinery Co. 13-C-002279 Board Decision 08/31/1944
Superior Engraving Co. 13-C-002281 Board Decision 03/27/1945
American Steel Foundries 13-C-002294 Board Decision 04/03/1946
American Steel Foundries 13-C-002294 Board Decision 06/07/1946
Vail Manufacturing Co. 13-C-002295 Board Decision 03/31/1945
Industrial Metal Fabricators, Inc. 13-C-002326 Board Decision 07/31/1945
The Cleveland Container Co. 13-C-002332 Board Decision 09/25/1945

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