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Welcome to Region 32 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 parts of California and Nevada from our regional office in Oakland. 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

Regions 32 and 20 will conduct a joint meeting for outside practitioners on the new Representation Case Rules on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be conducted in Conference Room H on the Fifth Floor of the North Tower of the Oakland Federal Building that is located at 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612. If anyone has questions about this meeting you may contact Region 32 Assistant to the Regional Director Cynthia Rence.

National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced the appointment of Valerie T. Hardy-Mahoney as the Regional Attorney of the NLRB’s Regional office in Oakland, California (Region 32). In her new position, Ms. Hardy-Mahoney will assist Regional Director George Velastegui in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in portions of northern California and the northern half of Nevada.

The Board invites the filing of briefs to afford the parties and interested amici the opportunity to address the Board’s joint employer standard, as raised in Browning-Ferris Industries (Case 32-RC-109684). 

Among the issues raised by the Board is whether the parties and amici believe the Board should adhere to its existing joint employer standard or adopt a new standard. 

Briefs from the parties and interested amici are due on or before June 26, 2014.

National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced their selection of George Velastegui to serve as Regional Director of the Agency’s Region 32 office in Oakland, California. Mr. Velastegui will be responsible for enforcement of the nation’s primary labor law covering private sector employees in the jurisdiction of Region 32, which services portions of northern California and the northern half of Nevada.

A statewide group of Kaiser healthcare employees voted in favor of retaining their current bargaining representative, SEIU-United Healthcare Workers-West (SEIU-UHW), rather than switching to its rival in the election, National Union of Healthcare Workers-California Nurses Association, AFL-CIO (NUHW-CNA). The results were announced this afternoon by National Labor Relations Board Regional Director William Baudler, the head of that Agency’s regional office in Oakland, California.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort ascending Case Activity Issuance Date
County of Alameda 32-WH-000004 Board Decision
Foster Dairy Farms 32-UC-110927 Board Decision 08/27/2014
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals 32-UC-000385 Board Decision 08/01/2002
Chevron Shipping Co. 32-UC-000292 Board Decision 05/10/1995
Bud of California 32-UC-000288 Board Decision 08/26/1993
Associated Hospitals of the East Bay 32-UC-000004 Board Decision 09/01/1978
Hyatt Hotels Corporation d/b/a Hyatt Regency Santa Clara 32-RM-000817 Board Decision 08/31/2011
Produce Magic 32-RM-000696 Board Decision 08/16/1993
Produce Magic, Inc. 32-RM-000696 Board Decision 09/14/1995
Northern Pacific Sealcoating 32-RM-000676 Board Decision 12/09/1992

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