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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.

Ronald K. Hooks

Regional Director
Ronald K. Hooks

Assistant to the Regional Director
James R. Kobe

Regional Attorney
Anne P. Pomerantz

Deputy Regional Attorneys
Brian Sweeney
Martin Eskenazi

Portland Officer-in-Charge
Jessica Dietz

Seattle Office Manager
Dennis Snook

Portland Office Manager
Kristy Kennedy

Regional News

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
Safeway, Inc. 19-RC-285965 Board Decision 06/29/2022
Siren Retail Corp. d/b/a Starbucks 19-RC-290608 Board Decision 06/29/2022
MV Transportation, Inc. 19-CA-279935 Administrative Law Judges Decision 05/24/2022
American Medical Response Ambulance Service, Inc. 19-CA-276090 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 05/11/2022
Starbucks Corporation 19-RC-291410 Board Decision 05/04/2022
MJB Specialty LLC, Blockchains, Inc., and/or Jeffrey Berns, sole proprietor, joint employers 19-CA-266693 Board Decision 04/29/2022
Starbucks Corporation 19-RC-289815 Board Decision 04/27/2022
Starbucks Corporation 19-RC-288594 Board Decision 04/12/2022
Siren Retail Corp. d/b/a Starbucks 19-RC-290608 Board Decision 04/01/2022
American Medical Response Ambulance Service, Inc. 19-CA-276090 Administrative Law Judges Decision 03/30/2022