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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

National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced the appointment of Valerie T. Hardy-Mahoney as the Regional Attorney of the NLRB’s Regional office in Oakland, California (Region 32). In her new position, Ms. Hardy-Mahoney will assist Regional Director George Velastegui in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in portions of northern California and the northern half of Nevada.

The Board invites the filing of briefs to afford the parties and interested amici the opportunity to address the Board’s joint employer standard, as raised in Browning-Ferris Industries (Case 32-RC-109684). 

Among the issues raised by the Board is whether the parties and amici believe the Board should adhere to its existing joint employer standard or adopt a new standard. 

Briefs from the parties and interested amici are due on or before June 26, 2014.

National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced their selection of George Velastegui to serve as Regional Director of the Agency’s Region 32 office in Oakland, California. Mr. Velastegui will be responsible for enforcement of the nation’s primary labor law covering private sector employees in the jurisdiction of Region 32, which services portions of northern California and the northern half of Nevada.

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?

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Regional Case Developments

Case Namesort ascending Case Number Case Activity Issuance Date
Zimmerman Painting and Decorating 32-CA-010206 Board Decision 05/09/1991
Zapex Corp. 32-CA-000046 Board Decision 05/01/1978
Yoshi's Japanese Restaurant 32-CA-016527 Board Decision 04/27/2000
Yellow Cab Co. 32-RC-000541 Board Decision 03/06/1953
Yaohan Of California, Inc. 32-RC-000922 Board Decision 09/24/1980
Yaohan Of California, Inc. 32-CA-005763 Board Decision 06/10/1986
Xidex Corp. 32-CA-000002 Board Decision 09/29/1978
Wykle Research, Inc. 32-CA-008924 Board Decision 08/31/1988
WORLD COLOR (USA) CORP., a wholly-owned subsidiary of QUAD GRAPHICS, INC. 32-CA-062242 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/31/2013
WORLD COLOR (USA) CORP., a wholly-owned subsidiary of QUAD GRAPHICS, INC. 32-CA-062242 Board Decision 02/12/2014

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