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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 Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 32-CA-090116 Administrative Law Judges Decision 12/09/2014
Blommer Chocolate Company of California, LLC 32-RC-131048 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 11/18/2014
Modesto Radiology Imaging, Inc. 32-RC-098291 Board Decision 10/31/2014
Bud Antle, Inc. 32-CA-078166 Board Decision 10/30/2014
Berkeley Bowl Produce, Inc. 32-RC-103811 Board Decision 10/15/2014
Price-Simms, Inc. d/b/a Toyota Sunnyvale 32-RC-131233 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 09/26/2014
Mi Pueblo Foods 32-CA-064836 Board Decision 09/12/2014
Sutter Central Valley Hospitals, d/b/a Memorial Medical Center 32-RC-128843 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 09/08/2014
Newman Livestock 11, Inc. 32-CA-084178 Board Decision 08/28/2014
Foster Dairy Farms 32-UC-110927 Board Decision 08/27/2014

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