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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.

NLRB San Antonio Resident Office to Close on Friday, April 28, 2017 during the Annual Battle of the Flowers Day Parade 

Date: April 21, 2017 

In light of street closures surrounding the Federal building and the building’s closure to the public on Friday, April 28, 2017, 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. 

The Resident Office will be unable to receive mail or other deliveries on Friday, April 28, 2017. 

Members of the public and parties to pending cases may fax documents to the San Antonio Resident Office at (210) 472-6143 or to the Fort Worth Regional Office at (817) 978-2928.  Individuals, labor organizations or employers who wish to file new unfair labor practice charges or representation petitions, or who are submitting documents in open cases, are strongly encouraged to use the Agency’s e-filing system.  Instructions for using the e-filing system and other general information about the NLRB can be found on the Agency’s website at www.nlrb.gov. 

Board agents will be in contact with parties to their cases in advance of Parade day and advise them of their availability on the day of the parade. 

If a party or interested person has a question or concern regarding a case and they cannot reach the assigned Board agent, please call Ofelia Gonzalez, Assistant to the Regional Director at (682) 703-7224. 

SEEKING VOLUNTARY FIELD EXAMINER INTERNS

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.  
 

News From the Region

Fort Worth, TX—Administrative Law Judge Robert A. Ringler issued a decision that found Dish Network (the Employer) had prematurely declared an impasse in bargaining and implemented unilateral changes in terms and conditions of employment at their Farmers Branch and North Richland Hills facilities.

Former Regional Attorney Jerome Avedon passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

As a native of New York, Mr. Avedon received his B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1952 and his law degree from St. John’s University in 1954. He also served as an Army Corporal at Fort Bliss from 1954-1956.

The Fort Worth Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that James Skinner Baking Company (Employer) agreed to a settlement that includes reinstatement of six employees and payment of back pay totaling more than $112,000.

Please join Region 16 to learn about important changes to NLRB representation case procedures on two dates, April 6 and 8, 2015. 

The Region 16 staff will present important information about the implementation of the new procedures at these information sessions. The first session will be conducted on April 6. The presentation will be in person at the Fort Worth Regional Office and by video at the Resident Offices. The information will be repeated on April 8. Two sessions will be conducted to offer participants a choice of dates.

The Fort Worth Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today announced that Baylor Health Care System, Scott & White Healthcare agreed to rescind various policies, including its social media policies, which the NLRB considered overly broad, and post and email an NLRB Notice to all of its 35,000 employees throughout Texas in response to a complaint filed by the NLRB, Region 16 Office in Fort Worth. Baylor Health Care System, Scott & White Healthcare provides medical services throughout the state of Texas.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
International Longshoremen's Association, Local 28 (Ceres Gulf Inc.) 16-CB-181716 Board Decision 04/03/2017
IN-N-OUT BURGER, INC. 16-CA-156147 Board Decision 03/21/2017
Dish Network Corporation 16-CA-173719 Administrative Law Judges Decision 01/23/2017
Sterling Towing and Recovery, LLC 16-CA-177429 Board Decision 01/18/2017
MAGIC VALLEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. 16-RC-180237 Board Decision 12/29/2016
ETS OILFIELD SERVICES, L.P. 16-CA-172847 Administrative Law Judges Decision 12/23/2016
MAGIC VALLEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. 16-RC-180237 Board Decision 12/21/2016
Cordua Restaurants, Inc. 16-CA-160901 Administrative Law Judges Decision 12/09/2016
Delek Refining, Ltd. 16-CA-161390 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 12/07/2016
American Postal Workers Union, Dallas Area Local (United States Postal Service) 16-CB-153326 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 11/02/2016

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