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Region 16 - Fort Worth

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.



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.  


Timothy L. Watson

Regional Director
Timothy L. Watson

Assistant to the Regional Director
Ofelia Gonzalez

Regional Attorney

San Antonio Resident Officer
Steve Martinez

Fort Worth Office Manager
Kari Kolb

Houston Office Manager
Cynthia Davis

Regional News

On April 24, 2019, GRI Texas Towers, Inc. f/k/a Gestamp Wind Steel US, Inc. (GRI), an Amarillo, Texas based wind turbine manufacturer, entered into a settlement agreement with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), after NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb received authorization to seek…

Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Date Issued sort ascending
The Atlantic Group, Inc. 16-CA-260413 Amended Administrative Law Judges Decision 04/20/2021
TYR Energy Logistics 16-CA-262046 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 04/16/2021
United States Postal Service 16-CA-214840 Board Decision 03/30/2021
TYR Energy Logistics 16-CA-262046 Administrative Law Judges Decision 03/05/2021
National Nurses Organizing Committee-Texas/National Nurses United (Bay Area Healthcare Group, Ltd. d 16-CB-225123 Board Decision 12/21/2020
LAZARUS ENERGY HOLDINGS LLC 16-RC-266439 Board Decision 11/24/2020
AIRGAS USA, LLC 16-RC-262896 Board Decision 11/24/2020
ECOLAB PRODUCTION LLC 16-RC-264667 Board Decision 11/18/2020
American Postal Workers Union, Local 299 (United States Postal Service) 16-CB-256363 Board Decision 10/21/2020
ECOLAB PRODUCTION LLC 16-RC-264667 Board Decision 10/01/2020