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Hokulani Valencia Named Assistant to the Regional Director for the Oakland Regional Office

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Today, the National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Peter Sung Ohr announced the appointment of Hokulani Valencia as the Assistant to the Regional Director of the NLRB’s Regional office in Oakland, California (Region 32). In her new position, Ms. Valencia will assist Regional Director Valerie Hardy-Mahoney in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in portions of northern and central California and the northern half of Nevada.

A native of Hawaii, Ms. Valencia studied at Universidad Agraria La Molina, in Lima, Peru and Syracuse University’s European Studies Program in Strasbourg, France, earning her Bachelor of Arts from Mills College, in Oakland, California in Political, Legal and Economic Analysis. Ms. Valencia began her career in 1999 as a Field Examiner in the NLRB’s Oakland Office. In 2007, she was promoted to Compliance Officer; then in 2014, she was promoted to Supervisory Field Examiner.

“I’m pleased to appoint Ms. Valencia to the role of Assistant to the Regional Director of Region 32,” said Acting General Counsel Ohr. “Ms. Valencia has been an asset to the Agency, and I know she will excel in her new position.”

Established in 1935, the National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects employees, employers, and unions from unfair labor practices and protects the right of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve wages, benefits and working conditions. The NLRB conducts hundreds of workplace elections and investigates thousands of unfair labor practice charges each year.