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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

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.

A federal magistrate in Honolulu has recommended that the Pacific Beach Hotel of Waikiki be ordered to pay more than a quarter million dollars to the National Labor Relations Board and to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 142, as the latest contempt sanction in a long-running dispute.  

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced the appointment of career attorney Jill Coffman as Regional Attorney of the NLRB’s Regional Office in San Francisco, California (Region 20). In her new position, Ms. Coffman will assist Regional Director Joseph F. Frankl in the processing of representation and unfair labor practice cases filed under the National Labor Relations Act in northern California.

A U.S. District Court in Hawai’i has imposed monetary sanctions against a Sheet Metal Workers local union, its principal officer, and its attorney, for violating the Court’s earlier orders growing out of an investigation by the National Labor Relations Board.

Previously, Chief U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway had ordered Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local 293's custodian of records to appear for a deposition and produce documents in connection with an investigation by the NLRB’s Honolulu office of allegations relating to the Union’s hiring hall. 

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort ascending Case Activity Issuance Date
Utah Wholesale Grocery Co. 20-UA-000043 Board Decision 10/17/1948
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf) 20-RM-002874 Board Decision 08/31/2011
E.B. Eames Co., Inc. 20-RM-002869 Board Decision 08/24/2010
Central Parking System 20-RM-002831 Board Decision 08/27/2001
Western Pipeline, Inc. 20-RM-002803 Board Decision 07/15/1999
Golden West Electric 20-RM-002715 Board Decision 07/24/1992
Comtel Systems Technology 20-RM-002710 Board Decision 09/30/1991
San Francisco Sausage Co. 20-RM-002689 Board Decision 10/19/1988
El Dorado Hotel & Casino 20-RM-001912 Board Decision 03/05/1976
Rusty Scupper 20-RM-001785 Board Decision 11/29/1974

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