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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, subregional office in Milwaukee, and resident office in Des Moines. 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.

News From the Region

On April 17, 18, and 24, 2013, Deputy Regional Director Jim Fox, Supervisory Attorney Nichole Burgess-Peel, and Field Examiner Martha Armstrong presented to graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management regarding the NLRA and its applications.

On August 26, 2013, Field Examiner Martha Armstrong and Field Attorney Rachel Centinario presented at the Mexican Consulate in St. Paul during Labor Week regarding workers' rights under the NLRA in both union and non-union settings.

On April 25, 2013, Resident Officer Jennifer Hadsall presented, "NLRA Basics: NLRA Application in Right to Work States and Non-Unionized Workplaces" at the 2013 Iowa Employment, Training, Benefits & Wellness Conference.

On March 20, 2013, Regional Director Marlin Osthus presented to Trusight—An Employer’s Association in Plymouth, MN.  The Regional Director provided an update on the status of the Board and a review of Board cases, including recent cases affecting employee rights at non-union Employers.

On February 5, 2013, Resident Officer Jennifer Hadsall and Field Examiner Charles Chermak presented “NLRB Basics, PCA, and Social Media” to students in the Labor Law course at Drake Law School in Des Moines, IA.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Hoffmaster Group, Inc. 18-CA-132923 Board Decision 02/06/2015
NORTH MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE 18-CA-132107 Board Decision 02/03/2015
Caterpillar, Inc. 30-CA-064314 Opposition to Motion - Court 01/16/2015
CITY OF ST. PAUL, MN 18-WH-137954 Board Decision 01/12/2015
VISION OF ELK RIVER, INC. 18-CA-019200 Board Decision 12/16/2014
RELCO LOCOMOTIVES, INC. 18-CA-074960 Board Decision 11/12/2014
CHAMPLIN SHORES ASSISTED LIVING 18-CA-093766 Board Decision 10/31/2014
Caterpillar, Inc. 30-CA-064314 Board Decision 10/30/2014
AIRSERV CORPORATION 18-CA-118908 Board Decision 10/17/2014
OSF Healthcare System d/b/a St. Francis Hospital 30-CA-105167 Board Decision 10/06/2014


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