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Welcome to Region 31 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 parts of California from our office in west Los Angeles. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for election, please visit our office 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

Because of continuing violations of federal labor law, the NLRB has issued a broad cease-and-desist order against the publisher of the Santa Barbara News-Press and ordered it to bargain in good faith with the union representing its employees. The Board also extended the union’s certification period by one year and ordered Ampersand Publishing, LLC, to reimburse the union for past bargaining expenses.

National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon has selected career employee Brian Gee as Regional Attorney of the Agency’s office (Region 31) in Los Angeles, California.  Mr. Gee will assist Regional Director Mori Pam Rubin in the processing of representation and unfair labor practice cases filed under the National Labor Relations Act in portions of Los Angeles county and six other counties in southern California. 

A federal judge has ordered American Reclamation, Inc., a Los Angeles trash hauling and recycling service, to stop violating federal labor laws by threatening employees with dismissal for supporting a union, among other things, and to offer interim reinstatement to three employees who were fired.

National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced their selection of Mori Pam Rubin to serve as Regional Director of the Agency’s Region 31 office in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Rubin will be responsible for enforcement of the nation’s primary labor law covering private sector employees inthe jurisdiction of Region 31, which servesportions of Los Angeles and six other counties in Southern California. She will replace Regional Director James McDermott, who retired in December 2011.

A U.S. District Court judge has ordered Jason Lopez’s Planet Earth, a landscaping company based in Nipomo, California, to offer interim reinstatement to two employees who were laid-off after seeking to organize a union, filing complaints, and offering testimony to the National Labor Relations Board.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Ampersand Publishing, LLC d/b/a Santa Barbara News-Press 31-CA-029759 Board Decision 04/17/2014
Hospital of Barstow Inc., d/b/a Barstow Community Hospital 31-CA-111867 Board Decision 04/16/2014
San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino 31-RC-114638 Board Decision 03/26/2014
KB In & Out, Inc. dba Century Car Wash 31-CA-076280 Administrative Law Judges Decision 03/19/2014
Ralphs Grocery Company 31-CA-027160 Board Decision 03/13/2014
California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory 31-CA-030208 Board Decision 03/12/2014
Vista Del Sol Healthcare 31-CA-115318 Board Decision 03/10/2014
The Pep Boys Manny Moe & Jack of California 31-CA-104178 Administrative Law Judges Decision 03/07/2014
S.E. Clemons Inc. 31-RC-108048 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 02/27/2014
Vista Del Sol Healthcare 31-CA-115318 Board Decision 02/27/2014

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