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Regional Director

Contacting Region 18 Staff during Phone System Transition

Region 18 is currently undergoing a transition of our phone system. If you are having difficulty reaching an individual board agent, please try the Region’s main line at
(612) 348-1757 or the Milwaukee Subregional Office at (414) 297-3861.

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.

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.  

Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Kimberly-Clark Corp. 18-R-001944 Board Decision 07/21/1948
Marine Iron and Ship Building Co. 18-R-001922 Board Decision 07/14/1948
Western Electric Co., Inc. 18-RC-000026 Board Decision 07/08/1948
Deere Manufacturing Co. 18-RC-000113 Board Decision 06/23/1948
Clyde J. Merris 30-RD-000003 Board Decision 06/23/1948
Ahonen Lumber Co. 18-RM-000004 Board Decision 05/17/1948
General Mills, Inc. 18-RC-000012 Board Decision 05/05/1948
Riggs Optical Co. 30-RD-000001 Board Decision 04/21/1948
Engineering Research Associates, Inc. 18-RM-000002 Board Decision 04/19/1948
Sterling Pulp and Paper Co. 18-R-001909 Board Decision 04/11/1948


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