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Region 12 - Tampa

Welcome to Region 12 of the National Labor Relations Board. We conduct elections, investigate charges, and protect the rights of workers to act together, serving the state of Florida, southern Georgia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands from our main office in Tampa, subregional office in San Juan, and resident office in Miami. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for an 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.

Bienvenidos a la Región 12 de la Junta Nacional de Relaciones del Trabajo. Celebramos elecciones, investigamos cargos de prácticas ilícitas y protegemos los derechos de los trabajadores de actuar en común acuerdo para organizarse. Desde nuestra oficina principal en Tampa, nuestra oficina subregional de San Juan, y nuestra oficina residencial (“Resident Office”) en Miami servimos al estado de Florida, el sur del estado de Georgia, Puerto Rico, y las Islas Vírgenes. De tener cualquier pregunta o si desea radicar un cargo de prácticas ilícitas del trabajo o una petición para celebrar elecciones entre los trabajadores, favor de visitar o llamar a una de nuestras oficinas y solicitar hablar con el Oficial de Información del Día (“Information Officer”). Haremos todo lo posible para que alguien hable con usted en el lenguaje de su preferencia. También, nos complace proveer recursos y/o materiales disponibles que promoverá un mejor entendimiento de la Ley Nacional de Relaciones del Trabajo.


This Regional Office participates in the NLRB’s Volunteer Field Examiners Program for undergraduate and graduate students.  The Volunteer FX interns assist in conducting unfair labor practice investigations, arranging representation elections, conducting elections and performing basic legal research. Volunteer Interns will work directly with agents and report to a supervisor who will guide them in handling case work and investigations. Interns may be briefed by senior officials from throughout the Region and Agency about the NLRB and the NLRA. Interns will be asked to produce written work products summarizing the results of investigations along with recommendations.  The Agency will work closely with participating schools to ensure class credit where permitted or desired and will provide on-the-job training as well as training on the NLRB through live and video presentations of the Agency’s Summer Intern Program and regularly scheduled Board Agent training.  Please click on the following link: Student Positions - Pathways and volunteer for more information.  


Regional Director
David Cohen

Assistant Regional Director

Regional Attorney
Christopher Zerby

San Juan Officer-in-Charge
Vanessa Garcia

Miami Resident Officer
Shelley B. Plass

Office Manager
Monica Graves

Regional News

As part of a settlement approved on June 1, 2022, by Administrative Law Judge Robert A. Ringler, MasTec Advanced Technologies (MasTec), has agreed to pay 26 former employees $3.12 million in backpay, interest, and expenses. 

The dispute

On October 29, the Board granted the General Counsel’s motion for a default judgment in United States Postal Service, 371 NLRB No. 34, finding that the USPS failed to comply with…

Start your week off right by joining us Monday, November 8th at 12:00 PM EST for our "What You Should Know" event, featuring speakers from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)!

Experts from NLRB's Region 12 will discuss employee…

Today, the National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Peter Sung Ohr announced the appointment of Christopher Zerby as the Regional Attorney of the NLRB’s Regional office in Tampa, Florida (Region 12).  In his new position, Mr. Zerby will assist Regional Director David Cohen in the…

Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Date Issued sort ascending
KENDALL HEALTHCARE GROUP, LTD., a limited partnership, and COLUMBIA HOSPITAL CORPORATION OF KENDALL, 12-CA-282408 Board Decision 05/18/2023
Starbucks Corporation 12-CA-291151 Administrative Law Judges Decision 05/17/2023
Tesla, Inc. 12-CA-293359 Amended Administrative Law Judges Decision 04/25/2023
Saint Leo University Incorporated 12-CA-275612 Administrative Law Judges Decision 02/23/2023
International Longshoremen's Association, Local 1526, AFL-CIO (Southeast Florida Employers Port Asso 12-CB-272549 Administrative Law Judges Decision 01/31/2023
Hospital Español Auxilio Mutuo de Puerto Rico, Inc. 12-CA-285457 Administrative Law Judges Decision 12/20/2022
ArrMaz Products, Inc. 12-CA-294086 Amended Board Decision 12/06/2022
Haynes Security Services, Inc. 12-CA-296934 Board Decision 12/02/2022
ILA, Local 1526 (Florida International Terminals, LLC) 12-CB-285734 Administrative Law Judges Decision 11/17/2022
Hospital Metro Mayaguez, Inc. d/b/a Hospital Perea 12-CA-278679 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 11/08/2022