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Regional Director

Welcome to Region 12 of the National Labor Relations Board. We conduct elections, investigate charges, and protect the rights of workers to act together, serving the state of Florida, southern Georgia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands from our main office in Tampa, subregional office in San Juan, and resident office in Miami. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for an 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.

Bienvenidos a la Región 12 de la Junta Nacional de Relaciones del Trabajo. Celebramos elecciones, investigamos cargos de prácticas ilícitas y protegemos los derechos de los trabajadores de actuar en común acuerdo para organizarse. Desde nuestra oficina principal en Tampa, nuestra oficina subregional de San Juan, y nuestra oficina residencial (“Resident Office”) en Miami servimos al estado de Florida, el sur del estado de Georgia, Puerto Rico, y las Islas Vírgenes. De tener cualquier pregunta o si desea radicar un cargo de prácticas ilícitas del trabajo o una petición para celebrar elecciones entre los trabajadores, favor de visitar o llamar a una de nuestras oficinas y solicitar hablar con el Oficial de Información del Día (“Information Officer”). Haremos todo lo posible para que alguien hable con usted en el lenguaje de su preferencia. También, nos complace proveer recursos y/o materiales disponibles que promoverá un mejor entendimiento de la Ley Nacional de Relaciones del Trabajo.

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

Officer-in-Charge Luis Padilla and Regional Director Margaret Diaz will be speaking about the new representation case rules on April 13, 2015, at the Subregion 24 office in San Juan.  Due to limited space, an "RSVP" is required for those who wish to attend. Please call 787-766-5325 for further details.

Regional Director Margaret Diaz will be speaking about the new representation case rules at a meeting sponsored by the Practice and Procedure Committee of the Labor  and Employment Law Section of the ABA.  The meeting will be held on April 9, 2015, in Miami.

Richard F. Griffin, Jr., General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, has announced the appointment of Shelley B. Plass as Resident Officer of the Agency’s Miami Resident Office, which reports to the Tampa, Florida Regional Office (Region 12). In her new position, Ms. Plass will assist Regional Director Margaret J. Diaz in enforcing the National Labor Relations Act in the southern Florida area.

Following the Board’s authorization, Regional Director Margaret Diaz ratified all of her actions from the date of her initial appointment to July 18, 2014. These ratifications include all personnel and administrative decisions, all actions in representation case matters, and all actions in unfair labor practice cases. Her signed ratification document is available here.


National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. announced that he is considering a proposal to close the Agency’s office in Jacksonville, Florida.  The Jacksonville office handles cases in Northern Florida and Southern Georgia, and is part of Region 12, which also has offices in Tampa, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico. 


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort descending
Licoreria Roses, Inc. 24-R-000013 Board Decision 04/14/1944
Bull-Insular Line, Inc. 24-R-000014 Board Decision 05/02/1944
The New York and Porto Rico Steamship Co. 24-R-000016 Board Decision 10/24/1944
The Texas Co. (Puerto Rico) Inc. 24-C-000051 Board Decision 02/06/1945
J. M. Portela & Co., Inc. 24-R-000027 Board Decision 03/27/1945
Banco Popular de Puerto Rico 24-R-000072 Board Decision 04/21/1945
Bull Insular Line, Inc. 24-R-000129 Board Decision 08/06/1945
The Chase National Bank of the City of New York. 24-C-000064 Board Decision 08/30/1945
The Chase National Bank of the City of New York 24-C-000064 Board Decision 02/06/1946
The Royal Bank of Canada 24-C-000065 Board Decision 04/16/1946


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