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Contacting Region 21 Staff during Phone System Transition

Region 21 is currently undergoing a transition of our phone system. If you are having difficulty reaching an individual board agent, please try the Region’s main line at
(213) 894-5200 or the San Diego Resident Office at (619) 557-6184.

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.  

News From the Region

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.



On July 24, 2014, Region 21 join the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division as well as other local agencies for an all day event to promote worker's rights at the  Los Angeles Chinese Consulate. Regional Director Olivia Garcia and Assistant Regional Director Bruce Hill will give a presentation concerning employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act.

On June 24, 2014, Region 21 issued a consolidated complaint  against Green Fleet Systems, LLC on approximately 50 Section 8 (a)(1) and (3) allegations. These range from unlawful termination  and discipline of employees, threats of plant job loss and plant closure, surveillance, solicitation of employees to sign an anti-union petition, promise of increased benefits and improved terms and conditions of employment, and interrogation of employees about their union membership, activities and sympathies.  The complaint concludes an extensive and lengthy investigation.



On June 28 and July 1, 2014, a unit of almost 5,900 food and beverage employees employed at Disneyland and at Disney California Adventure will vote on whether they wish to be represented for the purposes of collective-bargaining by their current union, Workers United, Local 50, Anaheim , California, affiliated with the Workers United Union, Service Employees International Union, or the petitioning union, Foods Union, or neither union.  The ballots will be commingled and counted at the offices of NLRB Region 21 on July 2, 2014.  More than 25 Board agents, from Regions 21 and 31, are involved


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
CASINO PAUMA 21-CA-161832 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/18/2016
SAZERAC DISTILLERS, LLC DBA BARTON BRANDS OF CALIFORNIA, INC. 21-CA-162489 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/13/2016
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON 21-CA-150088 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 07/07/2016
BRISTOL FARMS 21-CA-103030 Board Decision 07/06/2016
CALIFORNIA COMMERCE CLUB, INC. 21-CA-149699 Board Decision 06/16/2016
RIM HOSPITALITY 21-CA-137250 Amended Administrative Law Judges Decision 06/15/2016
WALMART STORES, INC. 21-CA-150416 Board Decision 06/09/2016
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON 21-CA-150088 Administrative Law Judges Decision 05/26/2016
Morongo Casino Resort & Spa 21-RC-172901 Board Decision 05/11/2016


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