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Contacting Region 20 Staff during Phone System Transition

Region 20 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
(415) 356-5130 or the Honolulu Subregional Office at (808) 541-2814.

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

An NLRB Administrative Law Judge has issued a decision finding that 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. maintained and enforced an unlawful arbitration policy that required employees to give up their federally protected rights to take concerted action.

Regions 20 and 32 of the NLRB are happy to announce the release of the summer/fall 2012 newsletter "The Bridge". In this edition: teamwork leads to ALJ finding that Castlewood Country Club engaged in illegal lockout; nursing home is ordered to recognize union; Ninth Circuit enforces Board order that Hawaii hotel engaged in multiple unfair labor practices; ALJ finds unlawful subcontracting by grocery chain; and more.

The National Labor Relations Board this week adopted the recommendations of an Administrative Law Judge and ordered owners of the Yuba Skilled Nursing Center in Yuba City to hire 50 employees they unlawfully failed to hire after assuming operations of the center in September 2011.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday granted the National Labor Relations Board’s petition for enforcement of a 2011 decision against owners of a luxury Waikiki hotel, and affirmed an injunctive order against the hotel by a federal district court, also issued in 2011.

Whether an employee who honors another union’s picket line is protected by the National Labor Relations Act can be a complicated issue. While under the Act employees have the protected right to engage in strikes, including sympathy strikes, there are potential factors that may deprive them of that protection. These factors may include a no-strike clause in a collective-bargaining agreement, which in certain circumstances may prohibit employees covered by that agreement from engaging in strikes, including sympathy strikes.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Petaluma Valley Hospital 20-RC-170260 Board Decision 05/19/2016
Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. 20-CA-139745 Board Decision 05/18/2016
Adams & Associates, Inc. and McConnell, Jones Lanier & Murphy, LLP, Joint Employers 20-CA-130613 Board Decision 05/17/2016
IXL Learning, Inc. 20-CA-153625 Administrative Law Judges Decision 04/28/2016
SEIU Local 87 (Universal Building Maintenance) 20-CB-153693 Board Decision 04/08/2016
Squires Lumber Company, Inc. 20-CA-160279 Administrative Law Judges Decision 04/08/2016
Exemplar, Inc. 20-RC-149999 Board Decision 03/31/2016
United Site Services of California, Inc. 20-CA-139280 Administrative Law Judges Decision 03/17/2016
Capay, Inc. d/b/a Farm Fresh To You 20-CA-166233 Board Decision 03/04/2016
City of Fortuna 20-WH-155697 Board Decision 03/02/2016


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