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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

A plastic surgery center in Dallas has agreed to pay more than $300,000 to settle charges that it unlawfully fired two employees and then sued one of them in state court after she sought help from the NLRB's Fort Worth office.

The center, Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center, PA, also agreed to drop the state lawsuit, to rescind a rule prohibiting wage discussions by employees, and to cease paying its attorney to unlawfully and coercively represent its employees.  The National Labor Relations Board issued an order on May 29, 2013 approving the terms of the formal settlement.

The National Labor Relations Board has determined not to seek en banc rehearing in Noel Canning v. NLRB, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit held that the January 4, 2012 recess appointments of three members to the Board were invalid.  The Board, in consultation with the Department of Justice, intends to file a petition for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court for review of that decision.  The petition for certiorari is due on April 25, 2013. 

The National Labor Relations Board has found that a Texas engineering firm unlawfully fired an employee for discussing salary information with co-workers, and ordered the company to offer reinstatement and to pay back wages for the time out of work.

Employees at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Fort Worth, Texas voted against union representation Wednesday in an NLRB-supervised secret ballot election. The tally of ballots found 215 votes against and 191 in favor of union representation.

Baked-goods manufacturer Sterling Foods, LLC, has agreed to pay more than $58,000 in back pay and interest to six employees who were discharged in the fall of 2011 following a union organizing campaign.  Three of the employees have also accepted offers of reinstatement to their previous jobs. 

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local Union No. 455 filed charges alleging the employer engaged in multiple unfair labor practices during and after the union’s attempt to organize about 500 employees at the San Antonio, Texas facility. An election petition was not filed.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Numbersort ascending Case Activity Issuance Date
Excel Corp. 16-RD-001300 Board Decision
Nu-Aimco, Inc. 16-RD-001226 Board Decision 03/31/1992
Houston Chronicle Publishing Co. 16-RD-001165 Board Decision 03/19/1989
Axelson, Inc. 16-RD-000841 Board Decision 08/15/1980
Axelson, Inc., subsidiary of U. S. Industries, Inc. 16-RD-000841 Board Decision 07/30/1982
Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. 16-RD-000766 Board Decision 08/25/1978
Acoustical Services, Inc. 16-RD-000664 Board Decision 02/20/1976
Groendyke Transport, Inc. 16-RD-000564 Board Decision 08/03/1973
American Petrofina Co. of Texas 16-RD-000560 Board Decision 06/01/1973
Lone Star Gas Co. 16-RD-000500 Board Decision 12/30/1971


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