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Region 20 - San Francisco

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.

CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES FOR WORKERS AND EMPLOYERS: In the face of the impact of the Coronavirus on many workers and businesses in the state of California and the city of San Francisco, the state and the city are providing the following websites for assistance and information.  Please click on them to access vital information. [Para mas informacion sobre asistencia a trabajadores y empleadores debido al impacto del coronavirus, haga click en los links abajo.]

Mailing Materials to Region 20 -- Please use the United States Postal Service (USPS) to mail any documents to the Region 20 office at this time as it is the carrier that will guarantee delivery. Use of another carrier may result in non-delivery of such materials to the Regional office.

State of California Resources:

City of San Francisco Assistance

NOTE TEMPORARY CHANGES TO REGIONAL OFFICE SCHEDULE [Cambio temporero a horario de oficina, llamenos al numero listado abajo]: Due to the Coronavirus emergency, our office is temporarily closed to visitors,  but we continue to be available by telephone anytime between 8:30am to 5:00pm. 

Telephone: (415) 356-5130

Office: 901 Market Street, Room 400, San Francisco, CA

INFORMATION OFFICER AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH: If you have questions, or wish to file a charge or petition for election, please visit our office at 901 Market Street, Room 400, or call (415) 356-5130 during office hours and ask for the Information Officer on duty. We can arrange to have someone speak with you in the language of your choice, including Spanish [podemos ayudarle en español]. We are also happy to provide speakers and materials to promote a greater understanding of the National Labor Relations Act.

Jill H. Coffman

Regional Director
Jill H. Coffman

Assistant to the Regional Director
Daniel Owens

Regional Attorney

Office Manager
Nelida D. Mitchell

Honolulu Officer in Charge
Dale Yashiki

Honolulu Office Manager
Katie Takaesu

Regional News

Rule Changes in Representation Cases - Effective May 31, 2020

On May 31, 2020 the National Labor Relations Board  implemented in full the following rule changes :

  • Scheduling the hearing at least 14 days from issuance of the notice of hearing;
  • Posting the notice of election within 5 days instead of 2 days;
  • Changes in timeline…
ALJ Win on the heels of 10(j) Injunctive Relief in Queen of the Valley Medical Center

San Francisco, CA - On February 28, 2018, Administrative Law Judge Sharon Steckler (the ALJ) issued her decision in Queen of the Valley Medical Center, 20-CA-191739, et al. finding that that Queen of the Valley Medical Center (the Employer) violated Section 8(a)(5) of the Act by unlawfully…

Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Date Issued sort ascending
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. 20-CA-164088 Board Decision 09/11/2020
Local 675 Of The United Association Of Journeymen And Apprentices Of The Plumbing & Pipe Fitting Ind 20-CB-251372 Board Decision 09/04/2020
Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. 20-CA-139745 Board Decision 09/02/2020
Painters & Allied Trades District Council 36 and Sign Display & Allied Crafts Local 510 (Freemen Exp 20-CD-253060 Board Decision 08/05/2020
Northstar Memorial Group, LLC dba Skylawn Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Park 20-CA-227245 Board Decision 07/30/2020
Windsor Sacramento Estates, LLC dba Windsor Care Center of Sacramento 20-CA-196183 Board Decision 07/30/2020
United Site Services of California, Inc. 20-CA-139280 Board Decision 07/29/2020
Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. 20-CA-139745 Board Decision 07/24/2020
Vanguard Properties, Inc. 20-CA-254600 Board Decision 07/15/2020
Service Employees International Union, Local 87 (Metro Services Group) 20-CB-206863 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 06/25/2020