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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.

SEEKING VOLUNTARY FIELD EXAMINER INTERNS
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.  

News From the Region

Washington, D.C. – National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced that William B. Cowen has been named the new Regional Director for the Agency’s Region 21 Office in Los Angeles. In his new position, Mr. Cowen will be responsible for enforcing one of the nation’s primary labor laws covering private sector employees in Southern California.

Washington, D.C.—The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has approved a settlement agreement between Tesoro Refining and Marketing and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO-CLC (Steelworkers). Under the bilateral agreement, Tesoro will pay more than $8.08 million to 769 employees at their Carson, CA and Anacortes, WA facilities who engaged in the winter 2015 refinery strike. They will also post a notice for employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act.

Please join Regions 21 and 31 to learn about important changes to the Board’s representation case procedures.

On December 15, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) published in the Federal Register its Final Rule amending its representation-case procedures; the Final Rule will take effect on April 14, 2015.

The Regional Directors of Regions 21 and 31, along with their senior staff, will present important information about the implementation of the new procedures at this information session. Please feel free to share this invitation with others.

Richard F. Griffin, Jr., General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, today announced the appointment of Nathan M. Seidman as the Assistant to the Regional Director of the NLRB’s Regional Office in Los Angeles, CA (Region 21).  In his new position, Mr. Seidman will assist Regional Director Olivia Garcia in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in the southern California area.

Region 21 hosted Phillipines  LA Consul General Leo M. Herrera-Lim on October 22, 2014. The Consul General viewed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Labor Relations Board and the Phillipines.  The Memorandum of Understanding will memorialize our Agency's commitment to work with the Consulate to provide outreach to Filipino communities across the country. Region 21 and 31 Regional Directors Olivia Garcia and Rubin Mori welcomed Consul General Herrera-Lim and gave brief presentations concerning the important work of the Agency.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
CHILDREN'S LAW CENTER OF LOS ANGELES 21-CA-165280 Board Decision 10/25/2016
Sonic-Buena Park H, Inc. d/b/a Buena Park Honda 21-RC-178527 Board Decision 10/18/2016
VIEJAS BAND OF KUMEYAAY INDIANS D/B/A VIEJAS CASINO & RESORT 21-CA-166290 Administrative Law Judges Decision 10/11/2016
UPS FREIGHT 21-CA-174103 Board Decision 10/07/2016
HIGH FLYING FOODS 21-CA-135596 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 09/30/2016
Morongo Casino Resort & Spa 21-RC-172901 Board Decision 09/29/2016
LONG BEACH MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER INC. D/B/A LONG BEACH MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER & MILLER CHILDREN'S 21-CA-157007 Administrative Law Judges Decision 08/31/2016
SAZERAC DISTILLERS, LLC DBA BARTON BRANDS OF CALIFORNIA, INC. 21-CA-162489 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 08/24/2016
Verizon California Inc. 21-CA-039382 Board Decision 08/19/2016
BAKERY CONFECTIONARY TOBACCO WORKERS & GRAIN MILLERS UNION 21-CA-171340 Board Decision 08/03/2016

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