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Regional Director

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

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.

On November 14, 2011, United District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner issued an order granting a temporary injunction in McDermott v. Jason Lopez's Planet Earth, Civil case No.

The National Labor Relations Board has unanimously found that the publisher of the Santa Barbara News-Press committed multiple unfair labor practices during a union organizing campaign by newsroom employees, and ordered Ampersand Publishing LLC to offer reinstatement to eight fired journalists, among other remedies.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort descending
Rudnick Land & Cattle Co. 31-CA-000062 Board Decision 06/16/1966
Carpenters Local Union No. 944 31-CC-00010-1 Board Decision 06/16/1966
Hughes Aircraft Co. 31-CA-000058 Board Decision 06/23/1966
Purolator Products, Inc. 31-CA-000010 Board Decision 07/05/1966
Aeronca Manufacturing Co. 31-CA-000158 Board Decision 08/09/1966
Signal Oil and Gas Co. 31-CA-000207 Board Decision 08/24/1966
Justesen's Food Stores, Inc. 31-CA-000074 Board Decision 08/26/1966
Tanner Motor Livery, Ltd. 31-CA-000040 Board Decision 10/07/1966
Collins & Aikman Corp. 31-CA-000390 Board Decision 10/10/1966
Southern California Associated Newspapers, Inc. 31-CA-000119 Board Decision 10/12/1966

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