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Remembering Jerome Avedon, Former Fort Worth Regional Attorney

Former Regional Attorney Jerome Avedon passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

As a native of New York, Mr. Avedon received his B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1952 and his law degree from St. John’s University in 1954. He also served as an Army Corporal at Fort Bliss from 1954-1956.


Please join Region 16 to learn about important changes to NLRB representation case procedures on two dates, April 6 and 8, 2015. 

The Region 16 staff will present important information about the implementation of the new procedures at these information sessions. The first session will be conducted on April 6. The presentation will be in person at the Fort Worth Regional Office and by video at the Resident Offices. The information will be repeated on April 8. Two sessions will be conducted to offer participants a choice of dates.

Date:                    April 6, 2015

Baylor Health Care System, Scott & White Healthcare Agree to Rescind Alleged Overly Broad Rules

The Fort Worth Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today announced that Baylor Health Care System, Scott & White Healthcare agreed to rescind various policies, including its social media policies, which the NLRB considered overly broad, and post and email an NLRB Notice to all of its 35,000 employees throughout Texas in response to a complaint filed by the NLRB, Region 16 Office in Fort Worth. Baylor Health Care System, Scott & White Healthcare provides medical services throughout the state of Texas.

Triumph Aerostructures, LLC Agrees to Reinstate 5 Employees and Pay $204,665 in Back Pay and Lost Benefits

Triumph Aerostructures, LLC will reinstate five discharged employees to their previous positions at their Grand Prairie, TX facility. In addition, Triumph will pay seven employees $204,665 as compensation for back pay and losses in retirement contributions and other pay and benefits pursuant to charges before the National Labor Relations Board. 

Travis Transit Agrees to Pay Employees $655,000 in Lost Benefits

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.   

Texas New Mexico PowerCompany, LLC and PNM Resources, Inc. Settle in NLRB Case, Will Pay Four Former Employees Nearly $170,000

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.

Lyondell Chemical employees vote against union representation

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. 

State Bar of Texas Office of Minority Affairs - 22nd Annual Texas Minority Counsel Program

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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South Texas College of Law: 27th Annual Employment Law Conference

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.


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