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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

The National Labor Relations Board has determined not to seek en banc rehearing in Noel Canning v. NLRB, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit held that the January 4, 2012 recess appointments of three members to the Board were invalid.  The Board, in consultation with the Department of Justice, intends to file a petition for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court for review of that decision.  The petition for certiorari is due on April 25, 2013. 

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.

Baked-goods manufacturer Sterling Foods, LLC, has agreed to pay more than $58,000 in back pay and interest to six employees who were discharged in the fall of 2011 following a union organizing campaign.  Three of the employees have also accepted offers of reinstatement to their previous jobs. 

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local Union No. 455 filed charges alleging the employer engaged in multiple unfair labor practices during and after the union’s attempt to organize about 500 employees at the San Antonio, Texas facility. An election petition was not filed.

In a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board, a Texas scaffolding company has agreed to pay $323,116 in backpay, per diem and interest to 73 former employees who were discharged in violation of federal labor law.

The agreement, signed February 3, also requires Atlantic Scaffolding Company to expunge its records of the discharges and send written notification of the action to the employees.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
Dish Network 16-CA-062433 Administrative Law Judges Decision 11/14/2012
Valero Energy Company 16-CA-075476 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 11/08/2012
IronTiger Logistics, Inc. 16-CA-027543 Board Decision 10/23/2012
NAACP Houston Branch 16-CA-027783 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 10/12/2012
Hargrove Electric Co., Inc. 16-CA-027812 Board Decision 09/26/2012
Valero Energy Company 16-CA-075476 Administrative Law Judges Decision 09/26/2012
FlexFrac Logistics/Silver Eagle Logistics 16-CA-027978 Board Decision 09/11/2012
Joseph Hagins and Linda P. Szymoriak-Hagins d/b/a His and Hers Beauty Spa 16-CA-028076 Board Decision 09/11/2012
Open Door Retail Group, Inc. 16-CA-028083 Board Decision 09/10/2012
DTM Corporation 16-CA-027094 Board Decision 08/31/2012

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