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Region 19 - Seattle

Welcome to Region 19 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 the northwest from our main office in Seattle, a subregional office in Portland and a resident office in Anchorage. 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 for someone to 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.

Regional Director
Ronald K. Hooks

Regional Attorney
Anne Pomerantz

Assistant to the Regional Director
Janet C. Little

Portland Officer In Charge
Jessica Dietz

Seattle Resident Officer
Vacant

Administrative Officer
Dennis Snook

Portland Office Manager
Kristy Kennedy

Regional News

On May 3, 2023, NLRB Administrative Law Judge Mara-Louise Anzalone found that Kroger Company Subsidiaries Fred Meyer Stores, Inc. (Fred Meyer) and Quality Food Centers, Inc. (QFC) violated the National Labor Relations Act by barring employees from wearing Black Lives Matter (BLM) pins and masks…

Today, the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer A. Abruzzo announced the appointment of Janet Little as the Assistant to the Regional Director of the NLRB’s Region 19-Seattle office. In her new position, Ms. Little will assist Regional Director Ronald K. Hooks in the…

On June 7, 2022, Region 19-Seattle Regional Director Ronald K. Hooks approved a settlement agreement requiring that Simms Fishing Products—a manufacturer and seller of fly-fishing gear and apparel in Bozeman, Montana:

  • Post both the Notice to Employees and the…

Seattle, WA—Region 19 of the National Labor Relations Board completed a ballot count on March 22, 2022 in a union election involving employees at a Starbucks in Seattle choosing whether or not to be represented by Workers United. The ballot…

Portland, OR—Region 19 of the National Labor Relations Board completed a ballot count on January 6, 2022 in a union election involving employees at Image Comics choosing whether or not to be represented by Comic Book Workers United, affiliated with the Communication Workers of America. The…

Seattle, WA — On June 11, 2021, Region 19 of the National Labor Relations Board won an Administrative Law Judge decision on a consolidated complaint against Nexstar Broadcasting Inc., d/b/a KOIN-TV, based on charges filed by the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-…

Seattle, Washington — On May 7, 2021, Judge Michael Simon of the District of Oregon granted Director of Region 19 Ronald K. Hooks the petition for injunctive relief against Hood River Distillers, Inc. in Hood River, Oregon. Section 10(j) of the National Labor Relations Act authorizes the…

Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Date Issued sort ascending
Starbucks Corporation 19-CA-296356 Administrative Law Judges Decision 02/28/2024
Starbucks Corporation 19-CA-296765 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 02/14/2024
MultiCare Health System d/b/a MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital 19-RC-324073 Board Decision 02/09/2024
Starbucks Corporation 19-CA-297589 Board Decision 02/08/2024
Heartwood Extended Health Care, LLC 19-RC-303544 Board Decision 02/05/2024
Baseball Club of Seattle, LLLP d/b/a Seattle Mariners 19-RD-316179 Board Decision 02/02/2024
Starbucks Corporation 19-CA-299573 Administrative Law Judges Decision 01/31/2024
Raimore Construction, LLC 19-RC-300998 Board Decision 01/25/2024
Starbucks Corporation 19-CA-296261 Administrative Law Judges Decision 01/12/2024
Starbucks Corporation 19-CA-295708 Administrative Law Judges Decision 01/04/2024