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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.  


Regional Director
Timothy L. Watson

Regional Attorney

Assistant to the Regional Director
Ofelia Gonzalez

Houston Resident Officer

San Antonio Resident Officer

Administrative Officer
Kari L Kolb

Office Manager
Cynthia Davis

Regional News

On Monday, July 24, 2023, NLRB Administrative Law Judge Robert A. Ringler issued a decision finding that The Saldivar Group, LLC (TSG), a law enforcement and security training company, violated the National Labor Relations…

In light of street closures surrounding the Federal building and the building’s closure to the public on Friday, April 28, 2023, due to the City of San Antonio’s Battle of the Flowers Day Parade, the Agency’s San Antonio Resident Office will not be open to the public on this day. 


On May 2 and 3, 2023, Region 16-Fort Worth of the National Labor Relations Board Regional Director Timothy L. Watson will participate in an online forum for employers, contractors, workers, and other stakeholders on workplace compliance issues hosted by the Dallas office of the U.S. Department…

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
The Saldivar Group LLC 16-CA-291455 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 09/06/2023
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 540 (Tyson Foods) 16-CB-247294 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 08/30/2023
United States Postal Service 16-CA-279233 Board Decision 07/31/2023
The Saldivar Group LLC 16-CA-291455 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/24/2023
Kroger Texas L.P. 16-CA-273805 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/21/2023
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 540 (Tyson Foods) 16-CB-247294 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/18/2023
Danone North America PBC 16-RD-302294 Board Decision 07/05/2023
Redi Carpet Inc. 16-CA-292266 Administrative Law Judges Decision 06/01/2023
Lion Elastomers 16-CA-190681 Board Decision 05/01/2023