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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

Employees at a Texas company that installs and repairs fire sprinkler systems rejected union representation in an election that was rerun pursuant to a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board.

Results of the late-February election at Waco-based Fire & Access Control Systems.com, doing business as Jerry Dickerson Automatic Fire Protection, were  9-to-2 against joining the Road Sprinkler Fitters Local Union No. 669, U.A., AFL-CIO, with six challenged ballots. Results were certified by the NLRB regional office last week.

The National Labor Relations Board has found that a Texas employer violated federal labor laws by refusing to hire four union job applicants who were engaged in a salting campaign at the employer’s central Texas job sites.

The employer, Cobb Mechanical Contractors, Inc., was ordered to offer immediate employment to the four applicants and make each whole for any loss of earnings and other benefits suffered as a result of the discriminatory act, which occurred in March, 2009.

 

In order to resolve allegations of unfair labor practices, a Texas company that installs and repairs fire sprinkler systems has agreed to set aside results of a union election and to permit the National Labor Relations Board to conduct a new election on Wednesday, February 23. 

 

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort descending
Monsanto Chemical Co. 16-R-000828 Board Decision 05/02/1944
Hillsboro Cotton Mills 16-R-000873 Board Decision 05/04/1944
Bethlehem Supply Co. 16-R-000844 Board Decision 05/11/1944
Texas Gulf Producing Co. 16-R-000810 Board Decision 05/12/1944
Logan and Paxton 16-R-000798 Board Decision 05/13/1944
United Gas Pipe Line Co. 16-R-000871 Board Decision 05/18/1944
Big Lake Oil Co. 16-C-001007 Board Decision 05/20/1944
The Texas Co. 16-R-000888 Board Decision 05/23/1944
Blackwell Zinc Co., Inc. 16-R-000893 Board Decision 05/25/1944
North American Aviation, Inc. 16-C-000935 Board Decision 05/26/1944

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