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Regional Director

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 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.

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.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Namesort descending Case Number Case Activity Issuance Date
ABC Lawn & Pest Control 16-CA-027505 Administrative Law Judges Decision 06/23/2011
Abilene Area Sheet Metal 16-CA-007007 Board Decision 01/24/1979
Abilene Area Sheet Metal Contractors 16-CA-007007 Board Decision 07/18/1978
Ablon Poultry & Egg Co. 16-CA-001444 Board Decision 11/29/1961
Abtex Beverage Corp. 16-RC-007573 Board Decision 08/25/1978
Abtex Beverage Corp. 16-CA-008156 Board Decision 03/11/1979
Ace Electric & Plumbing 16-CA-022807 Board Decision 11/30/2004
Ace Hardware Corp. 16-CA-010936 Board Decision 08/23/1984
ACF-Wrigley Stores, Inc. 16-RC-002505 Board Decision 07/21/1959
Acker Industries, Inc. 16-CA-003709 Board Decision 07/07/1970

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