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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

A federal judge in Hawaii has granted the NLRB’s motion for civil contempt sanctions against the Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local 293, for failing to turn over documents sought by subpoena for more than a year.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has enforced a National Labor Relations Board order finding that Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., an asset manager for investment funds, effectively controlled the management of Hawaii’s Turtle Bay Resort and shared responsibility for unfair labor practices committed by local managers.  

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit this week upheld a federal injunction ordering the Pacific Beach Hotel in Waikiki to recognize the union selected by its employees, bargain in good faith for a labor contract, and reinstate five union leaders who were fired.

The National Labor Relations Board, in a 3-0 decision issued on Tuesday, found that the Pacific Beach Hotel (HTH Corp.), violated the National Labor Relations Act in numerous respects--the latest episode in a 10-year effort by the Longshore Workers Union to secure a collective bargaining agreement for approximately 500 employees at the prominent Waikiki lodging. 

Regional Director Joseph Frankl of NLRB Region 20 in San Francisco today approved a settlement agreement between build.com, a web-based home improvement retailer operating out of Chico, California, and a former employee whom the employer discharged after she posted comments about the company to her Facebook page.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Dignity Health & St. Francis Memorial Hospital 20-UC-115160 Board Decision 06/29/2015
ORNI 8, LLC, AND ORPUNA, LLC, D/B/A PUNA GEOTHERMAL VENTURE 20-CA-096143 Board Decision 06/26/2015
Adams & Associates, Inc. and McConnell, Jones Lanier & Murphy, LLP, Joint Employers 20-CA-130613 Administrative Law Judges Decision 06/16/2015
Exemplar, Inc. 20-RC-149999 Board Decision 06/08/2015
Pacific Bell Telephone Company, Nevada Bell Telephone Company d/b/a AT&T 20-CA-080400 Board Decision 06/02/2015
Harry Asato Painting, Inc. 20-CA-124382 Board Decision 05/29/2015
Paragon Systems, Inc. 20-RC-137143 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 05/05/2015
Foley Electric Inc. 20-RC-123999 Board Decision 05/04/2015
Steve Zappetini & Son, Inc. 20-CA-114390 Board Decision 04/30/2015
Steve Zappetini & Son, Inc. 20-CA-114390 Board Decision 04/23/2015

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