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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.

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

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
Russell Electric Co. 13-C-002459 Board Decision 07/31/1947
La Salle Steel Co. 13-C-002481 Board Decision 02/06/1947
Agar Packing & Provision Corp. 13-C-002483 Board Decision 03/09/1949
The Hays Corp. 13-C-002484 Board Decision 10/22/1945
American Gear & Mfg. Co. 13-C-002537 Board Decision 07/19/1946
General Motors Corp. 13-C-002540 Board Decision 06/28/1946
Burnside Steel Foundry Co. 13-C-002594 Board Decision 06/27/1946
Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co. 13-C-002635 Board Decision 06/06/1947
National Distillers Products Corp. 13-C-002638 Board Decision 10/19/1947
The Austin Co. 13-C-002664 Board Decision 08/29/1946


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