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Welcome to Region 32 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 and Nevada from our regional office in Oakland. 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 statewide group of Kaiser healthcare employees voted in favor of retaining their current bargaining representative, SEIU-United Healthcare Workers-West (SEIU-UHW), rather than switching to its rival in the election, National Union of Healthcare Workers-California Nurses Association, AFL-CIO (NUHW-CNA). The results were announced this afternoon by National Labor Relations Board Regional Director William Baudler, the head of that Agency’s regional office in Oakland, California.

The NLRB has prepared the following questions and answers for employees voting in the re-run election to determine union representation at Kaiser health care facilities in California.

If NUHW-CNA wins the election, will the existing collective bargaining agreement between SEIU-UHW and Kaiser have to be renegotiated?

Director Will Baudler of Region 32 (Oakland) of the National Labor Relations Board has scheduled a re-run union election involving about 45,000 employees of Kaiser Permanente in California. The balloting will be conducted by mail, with ballots scheduled to be mailed to employees on April 5, 2013 and returned to the NLRB Regional Office in Oakland by no later than April 29, 2013.  The process of counting the ballots will begin on May 1, 2013.

In a unanimous decision, the National Labor Relations Board found that, in a union workplace where there is no collectively-bargained grievance-arbitration system in place, employers generally must give the union notice and an opportunity to bargain before imposing discipline such as a discharge or suspension on employees. Member Hayes was recused from the decision, which issued December 14.

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that, in considering whether an employer is obligated to provide witness statements to a union representing an employee concerning discipline, the Board must balance the confidentiality interests of the employer against the union’s need for the information.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Via Center, Inc. 32-CA-094045 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions December 9, 2013
Newman Livestock 11, Inc. 32-CA-084178 Administrative Law Judges Decision November 26, 2013
Sutter Central Valley Hospitals, d/b/a Memorial Medical Center 32-CA-098873 Administrative Law Judges Decision November 25, 2013
Corizon Health Inc. 32-RC-111382 Board Decision November 13, 2013
Steeler, Inc. 32-CA-094491 Board Decision November 6, 2013
FAA CONCORD H, INC. d/b/a CONCORD HONDA 32-CA-066979 Administrative Law Judges Decision October 23, 2013
Via Center, Inc. 32-CA-094045 Administrative Law Judges Decision September 13, 2013
Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland d/b/a Children's Hospital of Oakland 32-CA-086106 Administrative Law Judges Decision August 1, 2013
WORLD COLOR (USA) CORP., a wholly-owned subsidiary of QUAD GRAPHICS, INC. 32-CA-062242 Administrative Law Judges Decision July 31, 2013
On Assignment Staffing Services, Inc. 32-CA-095025 Board Decision July 15, 2013

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