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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.

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 descending
Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local #18 - Wisconsin AFL-CIO (Everbrite, LLC) 30-CB-075815 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/27/2012
FTS International Proppants LLC 30-CA-082116 Board Decision 08/15/2012
AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION LOCAL NO. 1498 (Jefferson Partners L.P.) 18-CB-080309 Board Decision 08/31/2012
Caterpillar, Inc. 30-CA-064314 Administrative Law Judges Decision 09/05/2012
Metcalfe Foods - West, Inc. 30-RC-079306 Board Decision 09/13/2012
SOUTH METRO HUMAN SERVICES 18-RC-017754 Board Decision 09/19/2012
Clarke Manufacturing, Inc. 30-CA-072046 Administrative Law Judges Decision 09/21/2012
BROOKLYN PARK AUTOMOTIVE, INC. 18-RC-081708 Board Decision 09/25/2012
RELCO LOCOMOTIVES, INC. 18-CA-074960 Administrative Law Judges Decision 09/25/2012
VISION OF ELK RIVER, INC. 18-CA-019200 Board Decision 09/28/2012


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