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Regional Director

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.

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.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort ascending Case Activity Issuance Date
Fletcher-Eichman Co. 13-UD-000013 Board Decision 07/14/1954
Altura Communications Solutions 13-UC-000422 Board Decision 01/22/2010
Besam Entrance Solutions 13-UC-000418 Board Decision 10/09/2009
Premcor, Inc. 13-UC-000354 Board Decision 05/08/2001
Lewis University 13-UC-000126 Board Decision 12/16/1982
National Press, Inc. 13-UC-000113 Board Decision 04/15/1979
GTE Automatic Electric Inc. 13-UC-000087 Board Decision 11/30/1976
Joyce Sportswear Co. 13-UC-000079 Board Decision 12/01/1976
Pacific Intermountain Express Co. 13-UC-000009 Board Decision 11/18/1966
Libby, McNeill and Libby 13-UC-000007 Board Decision 06/17/1966


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