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Welcome to Region 32 of the National Labor Relations Board. We conduct elections, investigate charges of unfair labor practices, and protect the rights of workers to act together, serving parts of California and Nevada from our regional office in Oakland. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for election, please visit our office 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

The NLRB has prepared the following questions and answers for employees voting in the re-run election to determine union representation at Kaiser health care facilities in California.

If NUHW-CNA wins the election, will the existing collective bargaining agreement between SEIU-UHW and Kaiser have to be renegotiated?

Director Will Baudler of Region 32 (Oakland) of the National Labor Relations Board has scheduled a re-run union election involving about 45,000 employees of Kaiser Permanente in California. The balloting will be conducted by mail, with ballots scheduled to be mailed to employees on April 5, 2013 and returned to the NLRB Regional Office in Oakland by no later than April 29, 2013.  The process of counting the ballots will begin on May 1, 2013.

In a unanimous decision, the National Labor Relations Board found that, in a union workplace where there is no collectively-bargained grievance-arbitration system in place, employers generally must give the union notice and an opportunity to bargain before imposing discipline such as a discharge or suspension on employees. Member Hayes was recused from the decision, which issued December 14.

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that, in considering whether an employer is obligated to provide witness statements to a union representing an employee concerning discipline, the Board must balance the confidentiality interests of the employer against the union’s need for the information.

National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Henze as Deputy Regional Attorney of the NLRB’s Regional Office in Oakland, California (Region 32).  Mr. Henze had been a Supervisory Attorney in the Oakland Region prior to his appointment.  In his new position, he will assist Regional Director William Baudler in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in portions of northern and central California and northern Nevada. 

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
VWR INTERNATIONAL, LLC 32-RC-095934 Board Decision 04/29/2015
Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc./Abel Mendoza, Inc./SlingShot Connections, LLC 32-CA-142475 Board Decision 04/20/2015
Landry's, Inc. and its Wholly Owned Subsidiary Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurants, Inc. 32-CA-118213 Board Decision 04/16/2015
Sutter Central Valley Hospitals, d/b/a Memorial Medical Center 32-CA-098873 Administrative Law Judges Decision 03/31/2015
SolarCity Corporation 32-CA-128085 Administrative Law Judges Decision 03/31/2015
OS Transport LLC (CA); OS Transport LLC (NV); HCA Management, Inc.; OS Management Enterprises, Inc. 32-CA-025100 Board Decision 03/19/2015
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 32-CA-090116 Board Decision 03/16/2015
FedEx Freight, Inc. 32-RC-144041 Board Decision 03/11/2015
Constellation Brands, U.S. Operations, Inc. d/b/a Woodbridge Winery 32-RC-135779 Board Decision 02/26/2015
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. 32-RC-139395 Board Decision 02/25/2015

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