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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 and southern Georgia from our main office in Tampa and resident offices in Jacksonville and Miami. 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

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.

The resolution provides for approximately $2.2 million in backpay to 248 employees who were unlawfully denied employment over more than a decade. The money is to be paid in two installments, the first of which is due by January 15, 2013 and the second of which is due by January 15, 2014.

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 Numbersort descending Case Activity Issuance Date
Safeway Steel Scaffolds Co. of Georgia 12-AC-000007 Board Decision October 24, 1968
Shoreline Enterprises of America, Inc. 12-CA-000009 Board Decision May 16, 1957
Dixie Bedding Manufacturing Co. 12-CA-000027 Board Decision July 28, 1958
WTVJ, Inc. 12-CA-000031 Board Decision May 28, 1958
Hudson Pulp & Paper Corp. 12-CA-000032 Board Decision October 21, 1958
Gibbs Corp. 12-CA-000040 Board Decision May 22, 1958
Allure Shoe Corp. 12-CA-000092 Board Decision April 13, 1959
Cosco Products Co. 12-CA-000126 Board Decision April 15, 1959
Herman Sausage Co., Inc. 12-CA-000132 Board Decision November 21, 1958
Tampa Crown Distributors, Inc. 12-CA-000160 Board Decision October 30, 1958


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