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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.

News From the Region

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.

For the second year in a row, Regions 21 and 31 will join the Mexican Consulate's efforts to inform migrant workers of their employee rights in the United States. In a week long effort, both Regions will participate in the signing of a Local MOU with the Consulate, staff information tables and provide trainings for community leaders concerning employees rights under the NLRA.  

In another litigation win for Region 21, the Board in Ralph’s Grocery, 361 NLRB No. 9 (2014), ruled that the Employer violated Section 8 (a) (1) and (3) of the Act by firing an employee who refused to take a drug test without consulting a union representative first.  The Board held that the refusal was intertwined with the worker's assertion of his Weingarten rights.




Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
BRISTOL FARMS 21-CA-103030 Board Decision 11/25/2015
Nijjar Realty, Inc., a California corporation 21-CA-092054 Board Decision 11/20/2015
EXPRESS MESSENGER SYSTEMS, INC. D/B/A ONTRAC 21-CA-137530 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 11/12/2015
CON-WAY FREIGHT, INC. 21-CA-135683 Administrative Law Judges Decision 11/05/2015
CARGILL, INC. 21-RC-136849 Board Decision 09/30/2015
EXPRESS MESSENGER SYSTEMS, INC. D/B/A ONTRAC 21-CA-137530 Administrative Law Judges Decision 09/24/2015
LESLIE'S POOLMART, INC. 21-CA-102332 Board Decision 08/25/2015
RYDER INTEGRATED LOGISTICS, INC. 21-RC-145241 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 08/04/2015
UNF WEST, INC. 21-CA-129446 Administrative Law Judges Decision 08/03/2015
CON-WAY FREIGHT INC. 21-RC-136550 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 07/07/2015


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