Welcome to Region 21 of the National Labor Relations Board. We conduct elections, investigate charges of unfair labor practices, and protect the rights of workers to act together, service much of Southern California from our regional office in downtown Los Angeles and resident office in San Diego. 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.
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News From the Region
Region 21 hosted Phillipines LA Consul General Leo M. Herrera-Lim on October 22, 2014. The Consul General viewed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Labor Relations Board and the Phillipines. The Memorandum of Understanding will memorialize our Agency’s commitment to work with the Consulate to provide outreach to Filipino communities across the country. Region 21 and 31 Regional Directors Olivia Garcia and Rubin Mori welcomed Consul General Herrera-Lim and gave brief presentations concerning the important work of the Agency.
For the second year in a row, Regions 21 and 31 will join the Mexican Consulate's efforts to inform migrant workers of their employee rights in the United States. In a week long effort, both Regions will participate in the signing of a Local MOU with the Consulate, staff information tables and provide trainings for community leaders concerning employees rights under the NLRA.
In another litigation win for Region 21, the Board in Ralph’s Grocery, 361 NLRB No. 9 (2014), ruled that the Employer violated Section 8 (a) (1) and (3) of the Act by firing an employee who refused to take a drug test without consulting a union representative first. The Board held that the refusal was intertwined with the worker's assertion of his Weingarten rights.
On July 24, 2014, Region 21 join the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division as well as other local agencies for an all day event to promote worker's rights at the Los Angeles Chinese Consulate. Regional Director Olivia Garcia and Assistant Regional Director Bruce Hill will give a presentation concerning employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act.
Regional Case Developments
|Case Name||Case Number||Case Activity||Issuance Date|
|BRISTOL FARMS||21-CA-103030||Administrative Law Judges Decision||10/17/2014|
|Covenant Care California, LLC; Covenant Care La Jolla, LLC d/b/a La Jolla Nursing & Rehabilitation C||21-CA-090894||Board Decision||10/15/2014|
|UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE||21-CA-120046||Administrative Law Judges Decision||10/15/2014|
|Purple Communications||21-CA-095151||Board Decision||09/24/2014|
|United Natural Foods, Inc.||21-CA-079406||Board Decision||09/03/2014|
|Hostmark Hospitality Group d/b/a Embassy Suites Irvine Hotel||21-CA-090936||Administrative Law Judges Decision||08/07/2014|
|Ralphs Grocery Company||21-CA-039867||Board Decision||07/31/2014|
|Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless||21-CA-075867||Administrative Law Judges Decision||07/25/2014|
|AUTONATION, INC.; COSTA MESA CARS, INC. DBA AUTONATION HONDA COSTA MESA FKA POWER HONDA COSTA MESA||21-CA-123072||Board Decision||07/23/2014|
|FUJI Food Products, Inc.||21-CA-095997||Administrative Law Judges Decision||07/15/2014|