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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

Director Will Baudler of Region 32 (Oakland) of the National Labor Relations Board has scheduled a re-run union election involving about 45,000 employees of Kaiser Permanente in California. The balloting will be conducted by mail, with ballots scheduled to be mailed to employees on April 5, 2013 and returned to the NLRB Regional Office in Oakland by no later than April 29, 2013.  The process of counting the ballots will begin on May 1, 2013.

In a unanimous decision, the National Labor Relations Board found that, in a union workplace where there is no collectively-bargained grievance-arbitration system in place, employers generally must give the union notice and an opportunity to bargain before imposing discipline such as a discharge or suspension on employees. Member Hayes was recused from the decision, which issued December 14.

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that, in considering whether an employer is obligated to provide witness statements to a union representing an employee concerning discipline, the Board must balance the confidentiality interests of the employer against the union’s need for the information.

National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Henze as Deputy Regional Attorney of the NLRB’s Regional Office in Oakland, California (Region 32).  Mr. Henze had been a Supervisory Attorney in the Oakland Region prior to his appointment.  In his new position, he will assist Regional Director William Baudler in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in portions of northern and central California and northern Nevada. 

The National Labor Relations Board has issued an order that will lead to a re-run of an election held in the fall of 2010 among about 43,000 employees of Kaiser Permanente in California. The employees voted on whether to remain represented by their current union or to select a different union or no representation. View the order here.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Namesort ascending Case Number Case Activity Issuance Date
Woodworkers Local 3-433 (Kimtruss Corp.) 32-CB-003470 Board Decision 08/12/1991
Windsor Skyline Care Center 32-CA-076250 Administrative Law Judges Decision 11/26/2012
Windsor Skyline Care Center 32-CA-076250 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 01/09/2013
Willow Pass Healthcare Center, Inc., et. al. 32-RC-005647 Board Decision 10/01/2010
Willow Pass Healthcare Center, Inc., et. al. 32-RC-005647 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 12/20/2010
Willard Storage Battery Co. 32-RC-000311 Board Decision 06/21/1951
Willamette Industries 32-CA-010563 Board Decision 03/31/1992
Wickes Lumber, A Division of Wickes Corp. 32-CA-000792 Board Decision 12/29/1978
Wickes Lumber 32-CA-000120 Board Decision 08/08/1978
Whittlesea Checkers Taxis, Inc. 32-CA-000678 Board Decision 08/25/1978

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