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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

On April 18, 2014, the Regional Director of the Chicago Office of the National Labor Relations Board, Peter Sung Ohr, and the Chairman and Commissioner of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations, Mona Noriega, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen cooperation and collaboration between the Chicago Regional Office of the NLRB and the Chicago Commission on Human Relations.

Regional Director, Peter Sung Ohr, has issued a Decision in 13-RC-121359 finding the Grant-in-aid scholarship football players are employees under the NLRA and has directed an election to take place.

The parties have until April 9, 2014 to file with the Board in Washington, D.C. a Request for Review of the Decision.

The Decision is posted on the NLRB webpage and can be found here. 

The winter months have been a busy time for Region 13’s outreach efforts. Our staff provided presentations for various organizations and community groups. Below are a couple of the highlights.


On November 13, 2013, Liz Galliano and Liz Cortez provided an overview of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to the U.S. Department of Labor- Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs and Wage and Hour Divisions.



Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort descending Case Activity Issuance Date
Young Engineering Co. 13-C-002334 Board Decision 08/10/1944
Illinois Tool Works 13-C-002373 Board Decision 02/19/1946
Hall Freight Lines, Inc. 13-C-002378 Board Decision 01/14/1946
Republic Drill & Tool Co. 13-C-002386 Board Decision 03/19/1946
Ross Gear and Tool Co. 13-C-002390 Board Decision 09/20/1945
Howard Foundry Co. 13-C-002396 Board Decision 11/06/1944
Industrial Metal Fabricators, Inc. 13-C-002412 Board Decision 04/11/1946
Diamond T Motor Car Co. 13-C-002414 Board Decision 12/07/1945
Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Co. 13-C-002415 Board Decision 04/08/1948
Kropp Forge Co. 13-C-002426 Board Decision 06/14/1946


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