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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

August 26, 2013 the Chicago Office of the NLRB and the Mexican Consulate in Chicago will sign a local agreement to strengthen cooperation and collaboration between the NLRB and the Consulate and improve access to information and education regarding rights and responsibilities for Mexican workers, their employers, and Mexican business owners in the United States.

National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced the appointment of Daniel N. Nelson as the Assistant to the Regional Director of the NLRB’s Regional Office in Chicago, Illinois (Region 13). In his new position, Mr. Nelson will assist Regional Director Peter Ohr in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in the Chicago area and northwestern Indiana.

The National Labor Relations Board ruled this week that Latino Express Inc., a Chicago-area bus company, violated federal labor law by firing two employees and committing a host of other unfair labor practices during a union organizing campaign.

A U.S. District Court Judge has ordered a Chicago bus company to reinstate two drivers who were fired after signing cards in favor of a union election, and to stop questioning employees about their union activities, while a case involving the company moves through the NLRB process.

NLRB Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and Acting General Counsel Lafe E. Solomon have announced the appointment of Peter Sung Ohr as Regional Director in the Chicago Regional Office (Region 13).  Mr. Ohr will be responsible for the enforcement of the nation’s primary labor law covering private sector employees in Cook, Du Page, Kane, Lake, and Will Counties in Illinois, and Lake County in Indiana.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
ARC Bridges 13-CA-044627 Board Decision 03/31/2015
Vince & Sons Co. and Jo Mo Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Vince & Sons Pasta, alter-ego and/or Golden State 13-CA-123828 Board Decision 03/31/2015
Rush University Medical Center 13-RC-143495 Board Decision 03/24/2015
Warning Charter Service, Inc. d/b/a Warning Paige Charter Services 13-RC-138148 Board Decision 03/23/2015
Future Environmental Incorporated 13-RC-124781 Board Decision 03/23/2015
Centers for New Horizons, Inc. 13-RD-143907 Board Decision 03/19/2015
Latino Express, Inc. 13-CA-122006 Administrative Law Judges Decision 03/17/2015
Rush University Medical Center 13-CA-139088 Board Decision 02/27/2015
Saint Xavier University 13-RC-092296 Board Decision 02/12/2015
Staffing Network Holdings, LLC 13-CA-105031 Board Decision 02/04/2015

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