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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

National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced their selection of George Velastegui to serve as Regional Director of the Agency’s Region 32 office in Oakland, California. Mr. Velastegui will be responsible for enforcement of the nation’s primary labor law covering private sector employees in the jurisdiction of Region 32, which services portions of northern California and the northern half of Nevada.

A statewide group of Kaiser healthcare employees voted in favor of retaining their current bargaining representative, SEIU-United Healthcare Workers-West (SEIU-UHW), rather than switching to its rival in the election, National Union of Healthcare Workers-California Nurses Association, AFL-CIO (NUHW-CNA). The results were announced this afternoon by National Labor Relations Board Regional Director William Baudler, the head of that Agency’s regional office in Oakland, California.

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.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort descending
International Harvester Co. 32-RC-000094 Board Decision 03/16/1949
Smith Rice Mill, Inc. 32-RC-000106 Board Decision 05/05/1949
Hardin's Bakeries Corp. 32-RC-000098 Board Decision 06/30/1949
The Kroger Co. 32-RC-000116 Board Decision 07/01/1949
General Beverages Co. 32-RC-000093 Board Decision 08/15/1949
United States Rubber Co. 32-RC-000122 Board Decision 10/02/1949
American Finishing Co. 32-RC-000100 Board Decision 10/05/1949
Ozark Dam Constructors 32-CA-000038 Board Decision 10/12/1949
John A. Denie's Sons Co. 32-RC-000152 Board Decision 10/20/1949
United States Time Corp. 32-RC-000134 Board Decision 10/23/1949


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