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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.

SEEKING VOLUNTARY FIELD EXAMINER INTERNS
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.  

 

News From the Region

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has approved a settlement agreement between Compass Minerals Louisiana, Inc., formerly known as Carey Salt Company, a subsidiary of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (the Employer), and the United Steelworkers Union (USW). Under the agreement, 299 current and former employees of the Cote Blanche, Louisiana facility will receive a total of $7,330,213.81 as compensation for back pay and benefit reimbursement pursuant to charges filed with the NLRB.

Effective July 1, 2016, Region 15 will switch from its analog telephone system to NLRB Skype for Business (SfB) communications system.  The Region will maintain its main phone number, fax number, as well as the IO number to avoid confusion.  However, all employees phone numbers will change, and individuals seeking a particular Region 15 employee should call the Regions main office number.  The employees old telephone numbers will cease to work at the close of business on June 30, 2016.

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. 

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Voices for International Business and Education, Inc. d/b/a International High School of New Orleans 15-CA-182632 Administrative Law Judges Decision 05/24/2017
Southern Bakeries, LLC 15-CA-169007 Administrative Law Judges Decision 05/11/2017
Voices for International Business and Education, Inc. d/b/a International High School of New Orleans 15-CA-182627 Board Decision 05/05/2017
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing, Alabama LLC 15-CA-173419 Amended Administrative Law Judges Decision 03/06/2017
Voices for International Business and Education, Inc. d/b/a International High School of New Orleans 15-RC-175505 Board Decision 02/01/2017
Advocates for Arts-Based Education Corporation d/b/a Lusher Charter School 15-RC-174745 Board Decision 02/01/2017
The Gulfport Stevedoring Association- International Longshoremen's Association Container Royalty Pla 15-CA-096939 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 01/27/2017
Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, LLC 26-CA-023497 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 01/17/2017
Howard Industries, Inc. 15-CA-164449 Board Decision 12/21/2016
MUY PIZZA SOUTHEAST, LLC 15-CA-174267 Administrative Law Judges Decision 12/15/2016

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