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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.

News From the Region

Over 600 employees and former employees of Travis Transit Management Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of McDonald Transit Associates, Inc. (the Employer), who provides fixed route bus service to Capital Metro in Austin, Texas, will receive $655,000 as compensation for losses of retirement contributions, health insurance premiums, out-of-pocket health expenses, and other pay and benefits pursuant to settlement of charges before the National Labor Relations Board.   

Four employees of Texas New Mexico Power Company, LLC and PNM Resources, Inc., will receive a total of about $170,000 following a settlement in the case.

Employees of Lyondell Chemical Company and Equistar Chemical, L.P. decided in an election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board against represention by the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers, International Union, AFL-CIO-CLC for purposes of collective bargaining. 

On Thursday, September 4, 2014, Regional Director Martha Kinard will serve as a panelist at the State Bar of Texas Office of Minority Affairs—22nd Annual Texas Minority Counsel Program, in Austin, Texas.  Kinard’s presentation will include a discussion of NLRB General Counsel initiatives and the National Labor Relations Act in the non-union workplace.

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On Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the South Texas College of Law:  27th Annual Employment Law Conference in Houston Texas, Chairman Mark Pearce will make a presentation about recent developments at the NLRB.   A reception honoring Chairman Pearce will follow his presentation.  On Friday, July 18, 2014, Regional Director Martha Kinard will join Chairman Pearce in a breakfast roundtable discussion about the NLRB.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort descending Case Activity Issuance Date
The Arrowhead Rubber Co. of Texas 16-C-001017 Board Decision 06/24/1944
Hughes Tool Co. 16-C-001018 Board Decision 05/27/1944
The Laredo Daily Times 16-C-001019 Board Decision 12/03/1945
The Laredo Daily Times 16-C-001019 Board Decision 09/22/1944
Valley Fruit Co. 16-C-001022 Board Decision 12/13/1944
Harlingen Citrus Cooperative 16-C-001036 Board Decision 08/18/1944
Edinburg Citrus Association 16-C-001046 Board Decision 08/08/1944
Mead's Bakery 16-C-001060 Board Decision 05/05/1945
Wilson & Co., Inc. 16-C-001061 Board Decision 08/30/1945
Mills Bennett 16-C-001077 Board Decision 11/30/1945


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