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Shiloutte
Regional Director

Welcome to Region 20 of the National Labor Relations Board. We conduct elections and investigate charges of unfair labor practices by employers or labor unions, serving parts of California and the state of Hawaii from offices in San Francisco and Honolulu. 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

San Francisco, CA - On February 28, 2018, Administrative Law Judge Sharon Steckler (the ALJ) issued her decision in Queen of the Valley Medical Center, 20-CA-191739, et al. finding that that Queen of the Valley Medical Center (the Employer) violated Section 8(a)(5) of the Act by unlawfully withdrawing recognition from the National Union of Healthcare Workers (the Union) and refusing to bargain with the Union with regard to the bargaining unit, the non-professional and technical workers employed at the Employer’s Napa facilities. The ALJ also found that the Employer unlawfully threatened employees, denied them union representation during an investigatory interview, refused to provide information to the Union, and made unilateral changes to the employees’ working conditions. In addition to the traditional remedy of requiring the Employer to bargain with the Union, the ALJ also recommended enhanced remedies including an extension of the certification year per Mar-Jac Poultry, 136 NLRB 785 (1962).

Washington, D.C. – National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Acting Chairman Philip A. Miscimarra and General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. have named Jill Coffman the new Regional Director for the Agency’s Region 20 Office in San Francisco. The Region 20 Office is responsible for conducting elections, investigating unfair labor practice charges, and protecting the right of workers to act collectively to improve their wages and working conditions throughout northern California, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.   

Washington, D.C.—National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced that Dale Yashiki has been appointed Officer-in-Charge of the NLRB’s Honolulu Subregional Office. In her new position, Yashiki will assist Joe Frankl, Regional Director of the Agency’s Region 20 Office in San Francisco, in enforcing the National Labor Relations Act throughout Hawaii and the western Pacific.

The Bridge - Newsletter for Regions 20, 32, and Subregion 37. In this edition: ALJ Finds Hobby Lobby’s arbitration agreement violates the Act; Board affirms withdrawal of recognition at Sausalito restaurant unlawful; Memo adjacent to Notice to Employees undercutting ALJ decision found unlawful; Charges against local tech shuttle service provider result in formal settlement; and much, much more!

Newsletter for Regions 20, 32, and Subregion 37. In this edition: ALJ finds Walmart violated the Act; Board overturns ALJ and clarifies Section 8(f) of the Act; ALJ revisits legal standards in withdrawal of recognition cases; and much, much more!

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Hearst Communications, Inc. d/b/a The San Francisco Chronicle 20-CA-212720 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 02/12/2019
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 39 (Kaiser Foundation 20-CB-212943 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 01/31/2019
Nob Hill General Stores, Inc. 20-CA-209431 Administrative Law Judges Decision 01/31/2019
Schuff Steel 20-CA-204378 Board Decision 01/25/2019
Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. 20-CA-139745 Board Decision 01/02/2019
Matson Terminals 20-CA-188087 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 12/18/2018
Uber Technologies, Inc. 20-CA-181146 Board Decision 12/14/2018
Hearst Communications, Inc. d/b/a The San Francisco Chronicle 20-CA-212720 Amended Administrative Law Judges Decision 12/13/2018
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 39 (Kaiser Foundation 20-CB-212943 Administrative Law Judges Decision 12/13/2018
SSA Pacific 20-CA-151433 Board Decision 11/21/2018

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