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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

The National Labor Relations Board today issued a complaint alleging that 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. violated federal labor law by insisting that all employment-related disputes be resolved by individual arbitration.

A federal magistrate in Honolulu has recommended that the Pacific Beach Hotel of Waikiki be ordered to pay more than a quarter million dollars to the National Labor Relations Board and to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 142, as the latest contempt sanction in a long-running dispute.  

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced the appointment of career attorney Jill Coffman as Regional Attorney of the NLRB’s Regional Office in San Francisco, California (Region 20). In her new position, Ms. Coffman will assist Regional Director Joseph F. Frankl in the processing of representation and unfair labor practice cases filed under the National Labor Relations Act in northern California.

A U.S. District Court in Hawai’i has imposed monetary sanctions against a Sheet Metal Workers local union, its principal officer, and its attorney, for violating the Court’s earlier orders growing out of an investigation by the National Labor Relations Board.

Previously, Chief U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway had ordered Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local 293's custodian of records to appear for a deposition and produce documents in connection with an investigation by the NLRB’s Honolulu office of allegations relating to the Union’s hiring hall. 

In the latest round of a long-running legal battle over a union organizing campaign, a U.S. District Court has found a Waikiki hotel in civil contempt for failing to comply with an earlier court order to bargain with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 1420. 

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Service Employees International Union, Local 87 (Exemplar Enterprises, Inc.) 20-CB-151336 Administrative Law Judges Decision 01/05/2016
GameStop Corp., GameStop Inc., Sunrise Publications, Inc., and GameStop Texas Ltd. (L.P) 20-CA-080497 Board Decision 12/31/2015
24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc. 20-CA-035419 Board Decision 12/24/2015
SEIU Local 87 (Universal Building Maintenance) 20-CB-153693 Administrative Law Judges Decision 12/22/2015
Seton Medical Center/Seton Coastside 20-RC-073334 Board Decision 11/02/2015
Scoma's of Sausalito, LLC 20-CA-116766 Board Decision 10/29/2015
Capay, Inc. d/b/a Farm Fresh To You 20-RC-153475 Board Decision 10/28/2015
EF International Language Schools, Inc. 20-CA-120999 Board Decision 10/01/2015
Mineral Resources LLC 20-RC-125608 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 09/30/2015
Harry Asato Painting, Inc. 20-CA-124382 Board Decision 09/30/2015

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