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Welcome to Region 20 of the National Labor Relations Board. We conduct elections and investigate charges of unfair labor practices by employers or labor unions, serving parts of California and the state of Hawaii from offices in San Francisco and Honolulu. 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.

News From the Region

Regions 20 and 32 of the NLRB are happy to announce the release of the summer/fall 2012 newsletter "The Bridge". In this edition: teamwork leads to ALJ finding that Castlewood Country Club engaged in illegal lockout; nursing home is ordered to recognize union; Ninth Circuit enforces Board order that Hawaii hotel engaged in multiple unfair labor practices; ALJ finds unlawful subcontracting by grocery chain; and more.

The National Labor Relations Board this week adopted the recommendations of an Administrative Law Judge and ordered owners of the Yuba Skilled Nursing Center in Yuba City to hire 50 employees they unlawfully failed to hire after assuming operations of the center in September 2011.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday granted the National Labor Relations Board’s petition for enforcement of a 2011 decision against owners of a luxury Waikiki hotel, and affirmed an injunctive order against the hotel by a federal district court, also issued in 2011.

Whether an employee who honors another union’s picket line is protected by the National Labor Relations Act can be a complicated issue. While under the Act employees have the protected right to engage in strikes, including sympathy strikes, there are potential factors that may deprive them of that protection. These factors may include a no-strike clause in a collective-bargaining agreement, which in certain circumstances may prohibit employees covered by that agreement from engaging in strikes, including sympathy strikes.

The National Labor Relations Board today issued a complaint alleging that 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. violated federal labor law by insisting that all employment-related disputes be resolved by individual arbitration.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort ascending Case Activity Issuance Date
J.E. Higgins Lumber Co. 20-UC-000389 Board Decision 10/31/2000
San Francisco Progress 20-UC-000131 Board Decision 08/31/1977
Association of Hospitals of Santa Clara County 20-UC-000120 Board Decision 03/21/1977
Safeway Stores, Inc. 20-UC-000075 Board Decision 02/27/1975
San Jose Mercury 20-UC-000048 Board Decision 11/07/1972
San Jose Mercury 20-UC-000038 Board Decision 05/30/1972
Cal-Central Press 20-UC-000027 Board Decision 10/15/1969
Detective Intelligence Service 20-UC-000025 Board Decision 06/26/1969
Warm Springs Lumber Co., Inc. 20-UC-000019 Board Decision 03/08/1970
Utah Wholesale Grocery Co. 20-UA-000043 Board Decision 10/17/1948


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