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Regional Director

Welcome to Region 15 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 Louisiana, Arkansas and Alabama, as well as southern Mississippi, western Tennessee, western Florida, and four counties in Missouri from our office in New Orleans. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for election, please visit our office 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

Ozburn-Hessey Logistics has taken action to reinstate nine wrongfully discharged employees and cease anti-union activities in compliance with a January 29th order from the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. District Judge John Fowlkes found that there was cause to believe Ozburn-Hessey had engaged in a series of unfair labor practices and granted the National Labor Relations Board’s request for relief in order to prevent irreparable harm to the terminated employees and continued misconduct by the Employer.

On February 5, 2014, the Board authorized the NLRB’s New Orleans Regional Office to institute Section 10(j) injunction proceedings against Southern Bakeries, LLC (Employer) of Hope, Arkansas for its unlawful undermining of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, Local 111 (Union) during negotiations for a successor collective-bargaining agreement, as well as its subsequent withdrawal of recognition of the Union as its employees’ exclusive bargaining representative. 

On August 29, 2014, Regional Director M. Kathleen McKinney signed a local memorandum of understanding with the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The purpose of the local memorandum of understanding is to strengthen the collaborative efforts between Region 15 and the Consulate of Mexico to provide Mexican workers, their employers, and Mexican business owners in the United States with information, guidance, and access to education regarding their rights and responsibilities under the National Labor Relations Act. 

National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon have announced the appointment of Christopher J. Roy as Officer-in-Charge of the Agency's newly-designated Subregional office in Memphis, Tennessee (Subregion 26).  In his new position, Mr. Roy will assist Kathleen McKinney, Director of the NLRB’s Region 15 in New Orleans, in enforcing the National Labor Relations Act in western Tennessee, Arkansas, and northern Mississippi.  Mr.

The NLRB Office of General Counsel today announced that, based on specific commitments made by the United Food and Commercial Workers union, it is not necessary to decide the merits of an unfair labor practice charge filed by Wal-Mart against the UFCW.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Lear Renosol Selma Manufacturing Facility 15-CA-148040 Board Decision 01/14/2016
Lear Renosol Selma Manufacturing Facility 15-CA-146313 Board Decision 01/14/2016
Electrolux Home Products, Inc. 15-CA-157407 Board Decision 12/24/2015
Advanced Services, Inc. 26-CA-063184 Board Decision 12/22/2015
RPM Pizza LLC 15-CA-113753 Board Decision 12/22/2015
One Sustainable Method Recycling, LLC 15-CA-147008 Board Decision 12/14/2015
United States Postal Service 15-CA-098739 Board Decision 12/11/2015
EMPIRE JANITORIAL SALES & SERVICE, LLC 15-CA-146938 Board Decision 12/09/2015
Lear Renosol Selma Manufacturing Facility 15-CA-140072 Board Decision 12/02/2015
La Jomac Group Inc.; Jag Premier, Inc.; Data Processing Specialists; Pangea Industries LLC; Barrios 15-CA-137333 Board Decision 11/23/2015


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