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Regional Director

Welcome to Region 16 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 state of Texas from our main office in Fort Worth and resident offices in Houston and San Antonio. 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

On April 7, 2014, Valero Services, Inc. agreed to rescind its nationwide social media policy and to post and mail a NLRB remedial notice to its employees throughout the country in response to a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  Valero Services provides employee leasing services to refineries and plants located throughout the United States, including a refinery located in Port Arthur, Texas.

On March 19, 2014, Keck Hospital of USC, formerly known as USC University Hospital (Employer), agreed to fully remedy the employees affected by its unilateral elimination of an extra shift bonus and a mandatory on-call schedule.

A plastic surgery center in Dallas has agreed to pay more than $300,000 to settle charges that it unlawfully fired two employees and then sued one of them in state court after she sought help from the NLRB's Fort Worth office.

The center, Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center, PA, also agreed to drop the state lawsuit, to rescind a rule prohibiting wage discussions by employees, and to cease paying its attorney to unlawfully and coercively represent its employees.  The National Labor Relations Board issued an order on May 29, 2013 approving the terms of the formal settlement.

The National Labor Relations Board has found that a Texas engineering firm unlawfully fired an employee for discussing salary information with co-workers, and ordered the company to offer reinstatement and to pay back wages for the time out of work.

Employees at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Fort Worth, Texas voted against union representation Wednesday in an NLRB-supervised secret ballot election. The tally of ballots found 215 votes against and 191 in favor of union representation.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort descending Case Activity Issuance Date
Western Commercial Transport, Inc. 16-AC-000050 Board Decision 03/24/1988
North American Aviation, Inc. 16-C-000935 Board Decision 05/26/1944
Wyatt Metal and Boiler Works 16-C-000962 Board Decision 03/20/1944
Houston Shipbuilding Corp. 16-C-000968 Board Decision 06/27/1944
Lion Brand Manufacturing Co. 16-C-000976 Board Decision 03/29/1944
Sledge Manufacturing Co. 16-C-000983 Board Decision 10/23/1944
Texas Textile Mills 16-C-000986 Board Decision 09/19/1944
Republic Aircraft Manufacturing Co. 16-C-001003 Board Decision 06/05/1944
Big Lake Oil Co. 16-C-001007 Board Decision 03/20/1944
Brown Shipbuilding Co. 16-C-001015 Board Decision 03/21/1946

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