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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

On April 7, 2014, Valero Services, Inc. agreed to rescind its nationwide social media policy and to post and mail a NLRB remedial notice to its employees throughout the country in response to a complaint filed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  Valero Services provides employee leasing services to refineries and plants located throughout the United States, including a refinery located in Port Arthur, Texas.

On March 19, 2014, Keck Hospital of USC, formerly known as USC University Hospital (Employer), agreed to fully remedy the employees affected by its unilateral elimination of an extra shift bonus and a mandatory on-call schedule.

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 determined not to seek en banc rehearing in Noel Canning v. NLRB, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit held that the January 4, 2012 recess appointments of three members to the Board were invalid.  The Board, in consultation with the Department of Justice, intends to file a petition for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court for review of that decision.  The petition for certiorari is due on April 25, 2013. 

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.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Namesort descending Case Number Case Activity Issuance Date
1621 ROUTE 22 WEST OPERATING COMPANY , LLC D/B/A SOMERSET VALLEY REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER 22-CA-069152 Administrative Law Judges Decision 01/15/2013
1621 Route 22 West Operating Company LLC, d/b/a Somerset Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. 22-CA-064426 Board Decision 12/30/2011
2 Sisters Food Group, Inc. 21-RC-021137 Board Decision 02/04/2010
2 Sisters Food Group, Inc. 21-CA-038915 Administrative Law Judges Decision 06/25/2010
2 Sisters Food Group, Inc. 21-CA-038915 Administrative Law Judges Decision 06/10/2010
2 Sisters Food Group, Inc., and Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, Inc. 21-CA-038915 Board Decision 07/09/2012
2 Sisters Food Group, Inc., and Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, Inc. 21-CA-038915 Board Decision 07/16/2013
2 Sisters Food Group, Inc., and Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, Inc. 21-CA-038915 Administrative Law Judges Decision 11/21/2012
2 Sisters Food Group, Inc., and Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, Inc. 21-CA-038915 Board Decision 12/29/2011
2 Sisters Food Group, Inc., and Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, Inc. 21-CA-038915 Board Decision 12/16/2014

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