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Region 21 - Los Angeles

Welcome to Region 21 of the National Labor Relations Board. We conduct elections, investigate charges of unfair labor practices, and protect the rights of workers to act together, service much of Southern California from our regional office in downtown Los Angeles and resident office in San Diego. 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 to have someone 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.

This Regional Office participates in the NLRB’s Volunteer Field Examiners Program for undergraduate and graduate students.  The Volunteer FX interns assist in conducting unfair labor practice investigations, arranging representation elections, conducting elections and performing basic legal research. Volunteer Interns will work directly with agents and report to a supervisor who will guide them in handling case work and investigations. Interns may be briefed by senior officials from throughout the Region and Agency about the NLRB and the NLRA. Interns will be asked to produce written work products summarizing the results of investigations along with recommendations.  The Agency will work closely with participating schools to ensure class credit where permitted or desired and will provide on-the-job training as well as training on the NLRB through live and video presentations of the Agency’s Summer Intern Program and regularly scheduled Board Agent training.  Please click on the following link: Student Positions - Pathways and volunteer for more information.  

Regional Director
William B Cowen

Regional Attorney
William Pate, Jr.

Assistant to the Regional Director
Nathan M. Seidman

San Diego Resident Officer
David Selder

Administrative Officer
Mara I Estudillo

Regional News

On August 5, 2022, Region 21-Los Angeles Regional Director William B. Cowen announced the resolution of a multi-year labor dispute between the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Universal Intermodal family of companies (“Companies”). In a private global settlement reached on the eve…

Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Date Issued sort ascending
Starbucks Corporation 21-CA-295845 Amended Administrative Law Judges Decision 02/22/2024
XPO Cartage, Inc. 21-CA-150873 Board Decision 01/10/2024
MV Transportation, Inc. 21-UC-279131 Board Decision 12/27/2023
United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 135, AFL-CIO; United Food and Commercial Workers Uni 21-CE-300089 Administrative Law Judges Decision 12/21/2023
Starbucks Corporation 21-CA-296716 Board Decision 11/28/2023
Starbucks Corporation 21-CA-304228 Administrative Law Judges Decision 11/02/2023
RALPHS GROCERY COMPANY, THE KROGER CO. 21-CA-073942 Board Decision 10/19/2023
Starbucks Corporation 21-CA-294571 Administrative Law Judges Decision 10/06/2023
Prime Healthcare Anaheim, LLC d/b/a West Anaheim Medical Center 21-RC-294677 Board Decision 09/07/2023
CVS Pharmacy 21-CA-283397 Board Decision 06/08/2023