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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 información 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, llámenos 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: 450 Golden Gate Ave 3rd flr, Suite 3112, San Francisco, CA

INFORMATION OFFICER AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH: If you have questions, or wish to file a charge or petition for election, 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.

Regional Director
Jill H. Coffman

Assistant to the Regional Director
Daniel Owens

Regional Attorney
Kathleen Schneider

Administrative Officer
Nelida D. Mitchell

Honolulu Officer in Charge
Dale Yashiki

Honolulu Office Manager
Katie Takaesu


Regional News

San Francisco—On December 3rd, Region 20-San Francisco Regional Director Jill Coffman issued a consolidated complaint against Whole Foods Market, Inc. The consolidated complaint covers violations arising in 10 different states (Massachusetts,…

On Monday, September 27th, Administrative Law Judge Mara-Louise Anzalone issued a decision finding that Tracy Toyota in Tracy, CA violated the National Labor Relations Act by failing to reinstate two striking employees at…

San Francisco, CA – Region 20 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) completed a vote count on September 9, 2021 in a union election involving employees at Dandelion Chocolate, Inc. choosing whether or not to be represented by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. After counting…

Today, the National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Peter Sung Ohr announced the appointment of Kathleen Schneider as the Regional Attorney of the NLRB’s Regional office in San Francisco, California (Region 20). In her new position, Ms. Schneider will assist Regional Director Jill H…

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…

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
IATSE Local 16 20-CB-252132 Board Decision 10/25/2022
Aleph Maintenance, Inc. 20-CA-296861 Board Decision 09/29/2022
VHHC, LLC and Eagle Eye - 2550 Oak Street, Inc., a single employer 20-CA-272873 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 09/26/2022
Recology Auburn Placer 20-RC-296708 Board Decision 09/08/2022
Thrifty Payless, Inc. dba Rite Aid 20-CA-255252 Board Decision 08/11/2022
VHHC, LLC and Eagle Eye - 2550 Oak Street, Inc., a single employer 20-CA-272873 Administrative Law Judges Decision 08/10/2022
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. d/b/a The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay 20-RC-294048 Board Decision 08/03/2022
Macy's, Inc. 20-CA-270110 Board Decision 08/03/2022
Starbucks Corporation 20-RC-290481 Board Decision 07/26/2022
IATSE Local 16 20-CB-252132 Board Decision 05/20/2022