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Welcome to Region 19 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 the northwest from our main office in Seattle, a subregional office in Portland and a resident office in Anchorage. 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 for someone to 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 that he is considering a proposal to close the Agency’s office in Anchorage, Alaska.  The Office of the General Counsel is inviting public comments on the proposal to realign Agency resources.

Washington, D.C.—The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has approved a settlement agreement between Tesoro Refining and Marketing and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO-CLC (Steelworkers). Under the bilateral agreement, Tesoro will pay more than $8.08 million to 769 employees at their Carson, CA and Anacortes, WA facilities who engaged in the winter 2015 refinery strike. They will also post a notice for employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act.

Please join Region 19 to learn about important changes in the Board’s representation case procedures.

On December 15, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published in the Federal Register its Final Rule amending its representation case procedures.  The Final Rule will take effect on April 14, 2015, and will apply to all cases filed on or after that date.  

A district court judge has ordered the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to stop processing grievances and filing lawsuits regarding its dispute with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers over the work of plugging in, unplugging and monitoring refrigerated shipping containers at the Port of Portland.

A U.S. District Court judge has ordered the Sheraton Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska to recognize and bargain with its employees’ union representative of over thirty years after two years of increasingly tense relations that included a host of egregious unfair labor practice conduct by the Hotel, including its suspensionand discharge of Union supporters, unilateral changes in the employees’ terms and conditions of employment, prematurely declaring impasse in negotiations,  and ultimately withdrawing recognition of the Union.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
ILWU Local 23 (Pacific Maritime Association) 19-CB-175084 Administrative Law Judges Decision 02/09/2018
Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp, THCF, and Presto Quality Care Corporation, as 19-CA-143377 Board Decision 02/05/2018
Ashford TRS Nickel, LLC d/b/a The Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa 19-CA-032761 Board Decision 02/01/2018
Nippon Dynawave Packaging Co. 19-CA-194956 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 01/29/2018
Kapstone Paper and Packaging 19-CA-188182 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 12/27/2017
PCC Structurals, Inc. 19-RC-202188 Board Decision 12/15/2017
The Boeing Company 19-CA-090932 Board Decision 12/14/2017
Apple Bus Company 19-RD-203378 Board Decision 12/14/2017
International Longshore and Warehouse Union (Pacific Maritime Assoc.) 19-CB-169296 Board Decision 12/13/2017
Nippon Dynawave Packaging Co. 19-CA-194956 Administrative Law Judges Decision 12/12/2017

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