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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

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. 

In the latest round of a long-running legal battle over a union organizing campaign, a U.S. District Court has found a Waikiki hotel in civil contempt for failing to comply with an earlier court order to bargain with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 1420. 

A federal judge in Hawaii has granted the NLRB’s motion for civil contempt sanctions against the Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local 293, for failing to turn over documents sought by subpoena for more than a year.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has enforced a National Labor Relations Board order finding that Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., an asset manager for investment funds, effectively controlled the management of Hawaii’s Turtle Bay Resort and shared responsibility for unfair labor practices committed by local managers.  

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit this week upheld a federal injunction ordering the Pacific Beach Hotel in Waikiki to recognize the union selected by its employees, bargain in good faith for a labor contract, and reinstate five union leaders who were fired.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Sutter East Bay Hospitals d/b/a Sutter Delta Medical Center 20-CA-093609 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/23/2013
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. 20-RC-018286 Board Decision 07/03/2013
Pacific Coast Supply, LLC d/b/a Anderson Lumber Company 20-CA-086308 Administrative Law Judges Decision 06/19/2013
Butte County 20-WH-098795 Board Decision 06/17/2013
American Medical Response 20-RC-102329 Board Decision 06/07/2013
River City Fire Equipment, Inc. dba Fire Safe 20-RC-085547 Board Decision 05/22/2013
Larkin Street Youth Services 20-RC-102337 Board Decision 05/17/2013
EKO PAINTING, INC. 20-RC-082348 Board Decision 04/24/2013
Design Technology Group LLC dba Bettie Page Clothing 20-CA-035511 Board Decision 04/19/2013
Endo Painting Service Inc. 20-CA-080565 Board Decision 04/18/2013

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