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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

Assistant to the Regional Director
Janet C. Little

Regional Attorney
Anne P. Pomerantz

Deputy Regional Attorneys
Brian Sweeney
Martin Eskenazi

Portland Officer-in-Charge
Jessica Dietz

Seattle Administrative Officer
Dennis Snook

Portland Office Manager
Kristy Kennedy

Regional News

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
Siren Retail Corporation d/b/a Starbucks 19-CA-299478 Board Decision 11/30/2022
MV Transportation, Inc. 19-CA-279935 Board Decision 11/29/2022
Capitol Recycling and Disposal, Inc. d/b/a Allied Waste Services of Salem/Republic Services of Salem 19-CA-284534 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 11/22/2022
Trilogy MedWaste West, LLC 19-RM-292206 Board Decision 11/16/2022
Oxarc, Inc. 19-CA-230472 Amended Administrative Law Judges Decision 11/04/2022
Starbucks Corporation 19-CA-289275 Administrative Law Judges Decision 11/03/2022
Hood River Distillers, Inc. 19-RD-271944 Board Decision 11/02/2022
Starbucks Corporation 19-RC-289455 Board Decision 10/13/2022
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center - Ontario, Inc. 19-RC-296056 Board Decision 10/12/2022
Capitol Recycling and Disposal, Inc. d/b/a Allied Waste Services of Salem/Republic Services of Salem 19-CA-284534 Administrative Law Judges Decision 10/07/2022