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Regional Director

Welcome to Region 18 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 the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and parts of Iowa from our regional office in Minneapolis, and subregional office in Milwaukee. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for election, please visit one of our offices 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.

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

On April 1, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., Regional Director Marlin Osthus and Officer-in-Charge Benjamin Mandelman will be presenting a summary of the NLRB’s Revised Representation Case Rules and changes to the P&P Committee at the Milwaukee Subregional Office.

On October 7, 2014, Supervisory Attorney Nichole Burgess-Peel will be presenting on collective bargaining and related issues to graduate students at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

On October 29, 2014, Field Attorney Chinyere Ohaeri will be participating in the Legal Expo at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.  Field Attorney Ohaeri will be presenting and answering questions regarding social media in the workplace and protected concerted activity.

On August 25, 2014, Field Examiner Martha Armstrong will be presenting at the inaugural ceremony for Labor Rights Week at the Consulate of Mexico in St. Paul, Minnesota. Field Examiner Armstrong will discuss workers' rights under the NLRA and services offered by the Regional Office. Other speakers at the event will include Theresa Walls, District Director of the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, and Silvia Ontaneda, Consul of Ecuador.

On August 22, 2014, Regional Director Marlin Osthus will be speaking at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Regional Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Regional Director will provide an update on the NLRB, including Noel Canning, and will discuss other topics such as employee rights to use social media to protest working conditions, employer work rules that violate the NLRA, and Region 18 cases involving bad faith bargaining charges. 

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
RELCO LOCOMOTIVES, INC. 18-CA-153845 Board Decision 02/22/2016
MERCY HOSPITAL 18-CA-155443 Board Decision 02/09/2016
AFSCME COUNCIL 5, LOCAL 3558 (ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL OF DULUTH, INC. D/B/A ST. LUKE'S HOME CARE) 18-CB-149410 Board Decision 02/05/2016
Tramont Manufacturing, LLC 18-CA-155608 Administrative Law Judges Decision 01/28/2016
ST. FRANCIS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 18-CA-092542 Board Decision 12/16/2015
AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNITY HOUSING ORGANIZATION 18-RD-154756 Board Decision 12/11/2015
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE 18-CA-142795 Board Decision 09/29/2015
SISTERS' CAMELOT 18-CA-100514 Board Decision 09/25/2015
NORTH MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE 18-CA-132107 Administrative Law Judges Decision 09/03/2015
NORTH CENTRAL BLOOD SERVICES AMERICAN RED CROSS 18-CA-134834 Administrative Law Judges Decision 09/03/2015

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