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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, southern Georgia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands from our main office in Tampa, subregional office in San Juan, and resident office in Miami. If you have questions or wish to file a charge or petition for an 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.

Bienvenidos a la Región 12 de la Junta Nacional de Relaciones del Trabajo. Celebramos elecciones, investigamos cargos de prácticas ilícitas y protegemos los derechos de los trabajadores de actuar en común acuerdo para organizarse. Desde nuestra oficina principal en Tampa, nuestra oficina subregional de San Juan, y nuestra oficina residencial (“Resident Office”) en Miami servimos al estado de Florida, el sur del estado de Georgia, Puerto Rico, y las Islas Vírgenes. De tener cualquier pregunta o si desea radicar un cargo de prácticas ilícitas del trabajo o una petición para celebrar elecciones entre los trabajadores, favor de visitar o llamar a una de nuestras oficinas y solicitar hablar con el Oficial de Información del Día (“Information Officer”). Haremos todo lo posible para que alguien hable con usted en el lenguaje de su preferencia. También, nos complace proveer recursos y/o materiales disponibles que promoverá un mejor entendimiento de la Ley Nacional de Relaciones del Trabajo.

News From the Region

On March 4, 2014, Regional Director Margaret J. Diaz will be attending a luncheon hosted by The Association of Labor Relations Practitioners at Antonio's Restaurant in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Regional Director Diaz will discuss the consolidation of former Region 24 into Region 12, her priorities as Regional Director, and new developments.

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.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort descending
Gonzalez Padin Co. Inc. 24-C-000072 Board Decision 06/11/1946
The New York and Porto Rico Steamship Co. 24-R-000154 Board Decision 07/17/1946
Bull Insular Line, Inc. 24-R-000130 Board Decision 09/27/1946
Lykes Bros. S. S. Co., Inc. 24-R-000157 Board Decision 06/11/1947
Fajardo Development Co. 24-C-000144 Board Decision 03/25/1948
Sunland Biscuit Co., Inc. 24-C-000119 Board Decision 07/30/1948
Puerto Rico Steamship Association 24-RM-000001 Board Decision 08/14/1950
Central Rufina 24-RC-000085 Board Decision 01/23/1951
Royal Crown Bottling Co. of Puerto Rico 24-RC-000035 Board Decision 02/21/1951
Asociacion Cooperativa Lafayette 24-RC-000136 Board Decision 05/29/1951


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