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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

An NLRB administrative law judge has found that parts supplier Supply Technologies LLC unlawfully required employees to sign up for a comprehensive grievance and arbitration system that would eliminate their rights under the National Labor Relations Act, and then discharged 20 employees when they refused to do so. 

A Milwaukee job training center has agreed to reinstate two employees who were fired after jointly seeking help for problems with their pay, which is protected activity under the National Labor Relations Act. 

Esperanza Unida, a non-profit center that caters to low-income residents, agreed to the settlement on the opening day of a hearing before an NLRB administrative law judge, April 27. The center will also provide backpay to the two employees amounting to more than $22,000, and will change its overly-broad confidentiality policy. There is no union involved in the workplace.

A settlement agreement approved today by the NLRB sets aside a union’s election loss at Jimmy John's, a chain of fast food restaurants in Minneapolis, and allows for a new election if the union chooses to pursue one. 


Regional Case Developments

Case Namesort ascending Case Number Case Activity Issuance Date
Wisconsin Porcelain Co. 30-CA-014582 Board Decision 01/31/2007
Wisconsin Packing Co. 30-CA-03801-1 Board Decision 08/23/1977
Wisconsin Motor Corp. 30-CA-000652 Board Decision 06/17/1968
Wisconsin Laborers District Council 30-CD-000145 Board Decision 12/08/1992
Wisconsin Electric Power Co. 30-RM-000226 Board Decision 09/23/1971
Wisconsin Education Association Council 30-RC-004162 Board Decision 01/27/1989
Wisconsin Contractors, Inc. 30-CA-001010 Board Decision 06/22/1970
Wisconsin Bell, Inc. 30-RD-000858 Board Decision 05/27/1987
Wisconsin Beef Industries, Inc. 18-CA-005962 Board Decision 05/02/1980
Wisconsin Bearing Co. 30-CA-001361 Board Decision 09/21/1971


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