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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 Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort descending
Branick Manufacturing Co. 18-C-001025 Board Decision 07/13/1944
Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. 18-R-001024 Board Decision 07/14/1944
The Lavoris Co. 18-R-001040 Board Decision 07/18/1944
Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co. 18-R-000979 Board Decision 07/20/1944
Jacob Schmidt Brewing Co. 18-R-000955 Board Decision 07/21/1944
Cass-Clay Cooperative Creamery Association 18-R-001032 Board Decision 07/27/1944
The Northern Coal & Dock Co. 18-R-001004 Board Decision 07/27/1944
North American Creameries, Inc. 18-RE-000014 Board Decision 07/31/1944
The Globe Shipbuilding Co. 18-R-001031 Board Decision 08/05/1944
Swift and Co. 18-R-001041 Board Decision 08/14/1944


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