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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

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.

A National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge ruled on Wednesday that Knauz BMW, a Chicago area car dealership, did not wrongfully terminate an employee for his Facebook postings. However, Judge Joel P. Biblowitz also found that the dealership had an overly broad employee policy, and ordered posting of a notice informing employees of their right to engage in protected concerted activity.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort ascending Case Activity Issuance Date
Avon Products, Inc. 13-RM-000290 Board Decision 12/07/1956
McAnary & Welter, Inc. 13-RM-000257 Board Decision 04/12/1956
Chicopee Manufacturing Corp. 13-RM-000256 Board Decision 07/12/1956
Albert Trostel Packings, Ltd. 13-RM-000253 Board Decision 03/25/1956
Horder's Inc. 13-RM-000242 Board Decision 10/28/1955
Stewart-Warner Corp. 13-RM-000225 Board Decision 06/16/1955
The Magnavox Co. 13-RM-000200 Board Decision 01/28/1955
Law Tanning Co. 13-RM-000195 Board Decision 07/21/1954
Messenger Corp. 13-RM-000192 Board Decision 10/11/1954
Unity Manufacturing Co. 13-RM-000173 Board Decision 11/10/1953

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