Skip to main content

Region 16

Region 16

Select a Region

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.  


Regional Director
Timothy L. Watson

Assistant to the Regional Director
Ofelia Gonzalez

Regional Attorney
David Foley

San Antonio Resident Officer
Steve Martinez

Fort Worth Administrative Officer
Kari Kolb

Houston Office Manager
Cynthia Davis

Regional News

On April 29th, Region 16-Fort Worth Regional Director Timothy L. Watson approved a settlement with ISS Action Security that includes $220,000 in backpay and benefit contributions for 176 employees who provide contracted security services to United States Customs and Border Protection. The…

Staff from the NLRB and the DOL, among others, will be presenting and fielding questions during a Know Your Rights Event on Saturday morning at the Fire Station Community Center (1601 Lipscomb St.) from 10:30 - Noon. Presentations will be in both English and Spanish. Please join us!

Houston, Texas – NLRB Region 16 met with officials from the recently opened Consulate of the Republic of the Philippines.  Regional Director Timothy L. Watson and Assistant to the Regional Director Ofelia Gonzalez discussed future collaborations with Consul Gilbert Segarra and Vice Consul Marco…

Today, the National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Peter Sung Ohr announced the appointment of David A. Foley as the Regional Attorney for the NLRB’s Regional office in Fort Worth, Texas (Region 16). In his new position, Mr. Foley will assist Regional Director Timothy L. Watson in…

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
Foxworth Galbraith Lumber Company 16-CA-279730 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 11/10/2022
Vision Battery USA, Inc. 16-CA-271723 Administrative Law Judges Decision 11/09/2022
United States Postal Service 16-CA-276828 Board Decision 10/18/2022
ExxonMobil Chemical Company, ExxonMobil Refining and Supply, ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants Company 16-CA-274431 Board Decision 10/18/2022
Renew Home Health, A Division of Maxus Healthcare Partners, LLC 16-CA-260038 Amended Board Decision 09/30/2022
United States Postal Service 16-CA-279233 Amended Administrative Law Judges Decision 09/29/2022
Kuraray America, Inc. 16-CA-278716 Board Decision 09/28/2022
Foxworth Galbraith Lumber Company 16-CA-279730 Administrative Law Judges Decision 09/28/2022
National Nurses Organizing Committee-Texas/National Nurses United (Bay Area Healthcare Group, Ltd. d 16-CB-225123 Board Decision 08/30/2022
Vision Battery USA, Inc. 16-CA-271723 Board Decision 08/30/2022