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Welcome to Region 20 of the National Labor Relations Board. We conduct elections and investigate charges of unfair labor practices by employers or labor unions, serving parts of California and the state of Hawaii from offices in San Francisco and Honolulu. If you have questions, or wish to file a charge or petition for election, please visit one of our offices 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 magistrate in Honolulu has recommended that the Pacific Beach Hotel of Waikiki be ordered to pay more than a quarter million dollars to the National Labor Relations Board and to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 142, as the latest contempt sanction in a long-running dispute.  

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced the appointment of career attorney Jill Coffman as Regional Attorney of the NLRB’s Regional Office in San Francisco, California (Region 20). In her new position, Ms. Coffman will assist Regional Director Joseph F. Frankl in the processing of representation and unfair labor practice cases filed under the National Labor Relations Act in northern California.

A U.S. District Court in Hawai’i has imposed monetary sanctions against a Sheet Metal Workers local union, its principal officer, and its attorney, for violating the Court’s earlier orders growing out of an investigation by the National Labor Relations Board.

Previously, Chief U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway had ordered Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local 293's custodian of records to appear for a deposition and produce documents in connection with an investigation by the NLRB’s Honolulu office of allegations relating to the Union’s hiring hall. 

In the latest round of a long-running legal battle over a union organizing campaign, a U.S. District Court has found a Waikiki hotel in civil contempt for failing to comply with an earlier court order to bargain with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 1420. 

A federal judge in Hawaii has granted the NLRB’s motion for civil contempt sanctions against the Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local 293, for failing to turn over documents sought by subpoena for more than a year.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort descending
Caspar Lumber Co. 20-R-001032 Board Decision 03/29/1944
Bethlehem Steel Co. 20-R-000796 Board Decision 03/31/1944
Shreve and Co. 20-R-000969 Board Decision 04/24/1944
Utah Copper Co. 20-R-000829 Board Decision 04/25/1944
Caterpillar Tractor Co. 20-R-001036 Board Decision 04/29/1944
Rheem Manufacturing Co. 20-R-001053 Board Decision 04/29/1944
Basic Magnesium, Inc. 20-R-000884 Board Decision 05/09/1944
Basic Refractories, Inc. 20-R-000885 Board Decision 05/09/1944
Manganese Ore Co. 20-R-000914 Board Decision 05/09/1944
Sierra Pacific Power Co. 20-R-001034 Board Decision 05/12/1944

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