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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.

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 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.

In a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board, a Texas scaffolding company has agreed to pay $323,116 in backpay, per diem and interest to 73 former employees who were discharged in violation of federal labor law.

The agreement, signed February 3, also requires Atlantic Scaffolding Company to expunge its records of the discharges and send written notification of the action to the employees.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
United Parcel Service 16-CA-028064 Administrative Law Judges Decision August 15, 2013
COCA-COLA REFRESHMENTS USA, INC. 16-RC-086891 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions June 27, 2013
Mastec Services Company, Inc. 16-CA-086102 Administrative Law Judges Decision June 3, 2013
K-Air Corporation 16-CA-091326 Administrative Law Judges Decision May 30, 2013
Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center, PA 16-CA-027886 Board Decision May 29, 2013
Dish Network 16-CA-062433 Board Decision April 30, 2013
FlexFrac Logistics/Silver Eagle Logistics 16-CA-027978 Board Decision April 25, 2013
Phillips 66 16-CA-087373 Administrative Law Judges Decision April 9, 2013
Jones & Carter, Inc./Cotton Surveying Co. 16-CA-027969 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions February 8, 2013
Phillips 66 16-CA-087373 Board Decision February 8, 2013

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