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Welcome to Region 19 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 the northwest from our main office in Seattle, a subregional office in Portland and a resident office in Anchorage. 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 for someone to 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

Washington, D.C.—The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has approved a settlement agreement between Tesoro Refining and Marketing and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO-CLC (Steelworkers). Under the bilateral agreement, Tesoro will pay more than $8.08 million to 769 employees at their Carson, CA and Anacortes, WA facilities who engaged in the winter 2015 refinery strike. They will also post a notice for employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act.

Please join Region 19 to learn about important changes in the Board’s representation case procedures.

On December 15, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published in the Federal Register its Final Rule amending its representation case procedures.  The Final Rule will take effect on April 14, 2015, and will apply to all cases filed on or after that date.  

A district court judge has ordered the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to stop processing grievances and filing lawsuits regarding its dispute with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers over the work of plugging in, unplugging and monitoring refrigerated shipping containers at the Port of Portland.

A U.S. District Court judge has ordered the Sheraton Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska to recognize and bargain with its employees’ union representative of over thirty years after two years of increasingly tense relations that included a host of egregious unfair labor practice conduct by the Hotel, including its suspensionand discharge of Union supporters, unilateral changes in the employees’ terms and conditions of employment, prematurely declaring impasse in negotiations,  and ultimately withdrawing recognition of the Union.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods, Inc. 19-RD-135795 Board Decision 02/02/2016
Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp, THCF, and Presto Quality Care Corporation, a S 19-CA-143377 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 01/28/2016
Noel Canning, Div. of the Noel Corporation 19-CA-145344 Administrative Law Judges Decision 01/28/2016
Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp, THCF, and Presto Quality Care Corporation, a S 19-CA-143377 Administrative Law Judges Decision 12/17/2015
The Boeing Company 19-CA-128941 Board Decision 12/17/2015
Rhino Northwest, LLC 19-CA-160205 Board Decision 12/17/2015
Vigor Industrial LLC 19-CA-135538 Board Decision 12/16/2015
Rhino Northwest, LLC 19-RC-152947 Board Decision 11/30/2015
International Longshore and Warehouse Union, AFL-CIO; International Longshore and Warehouse Union, L 19-CC-100903 Board Decision 11/30/2015
Rocky Mountain Eye Center, P. C. 19-CA-134567 Board Decision 11/03/2015

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