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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

This past December, the staff of the Miami Resident Office collected Toys for Tots.  In this picture, from left to right, legal intern Erik Willman, Senior Field Attorney Karen Thornton, Senior Field Attorney John King, Resident Officer Pam Scott, Office Assistant Ed Ramos, and Coop Intern Alissa Hazy.  We thank Alissa and Karen for coordinating this event.

NLRB Regional Director Margaret J. Diaz today approved the resolution of all pending litigation in a long-running dispute between the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. in West Palm Beach, FL, and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, AFL-CIO, Local 500.

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced the appointment of career employee David Cohen as Regional Attorney of the NLRB's Regional Office in Tampa, Florida (Region 12). In his new position, Mr. Cohen will assist Regional Director Margaret J. Diaz in the processing of representation and unfair labor practice cases filed under the National Labor Relations Act in 55 counties in Florida and 21 counties in southern Georgia.

NLRB Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce and Acting General Counsel Lafe E. Solomon have announced the appointment of Margaret J. Diaz as Regional Director in the Tampa Regional Office (Region 12).  Ms. Diaz will be responsible for enforcement of the nation’s primary labor law covering private sector employees in the State of Florida (except for 12 western counties) and in 21 counties in southern Georgia. Ms. Diaz replaces Rochelle Kentov, who retired effective the beginning of 2012.

 The National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint alleging that a Miami-area casino unlawfully discharged 10 key union supporters during an organizing campaign in November 2011.

The complaint also alleges that various managers and officers, including the company vice president, interrogated employees about their union sympathies, asked employees to inform on the union activities of coworkers and threatened employees with discharge. In the end, 10 employees who were members of the organizing committee were fired. No election has been held.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
United States Postal Service 12-CA-207188 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/16/2018
Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc. 12-CA-168580 Board Decision 07/02/2018
Charter Schools USA, Inc., et al. 12-CA-203392 Board Decision 06/22/2018
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 385 (Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. d/b/a Wa 12-CB-136934 Board Decision 06/20/2018
UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. 12-CA-159257 Board Decision 06/18/2018
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. 12-CA-188952 Board Decision 06/18/2018
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. 12-UC-203052 Board Decision 05/31/2018
Consolidated Waste Services Corp 12-CA-192990 Board Decision 05/24/2018
North Star Seafood, LLC 12-CA-208362 Board Decision 04/30/2018
McAllister Towing and Transportation Co., Inc. 12-CA-146711 Board Decision 04/24/2018


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