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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, 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 offices in Jacksonville and 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 nuestras oficinas residenciales (“Resident Offices”) en Jacksonville y 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

 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.

National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced the appointment of Pamela W. Scott as the Resident Officer of the NLRB’s Resident Office in Miami, Florida (Region 12).  In her new position, Ms. Scott will assist Acting Regional Director Margaret Diaz in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in Florida and southern Georgia.

National Labor Relations Board Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon announced the appointment of Terry D. Combs as the Assistant to the Regional Director of the NLRB’s Regional Office in Tampa, Florida (Region 12).  In his new position, Mr. Combs will assist Acting Regional Director Margaret Diaz in the administration and enforcement of the National Labor Relations Act in Florida and southern Georgia.

An NLRB administrative law judge has found that a Puerto Rico hospital repeatedly violated federal labor laws by changing conditions of work – including the elimination of an entire department - without bargaining with the union representing its employees.

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a union practice of displaying a large inflatable rat balloon at a secondary employer’s premises to protest the labor practices of its non-union contractor is not coercive, and so does not violate U.S. labor law.

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Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Worke 12-CB-109654 Administrative Law Judges Decision 03/24/2014
United States Postal Service 24-CA-090192 Board Decision 01/30/2014
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE 24-CA-100739 Board Decision 01/24/2014
L M WASTE MANAGEMENT- YAUCO 24-CA-091171 Administrative Law Judges Decision 01/17/2014
Caribe Freight Forwarding of Puerto Rico, Inc. 24-RC-111999 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 01/10/2014
Office and Professional Employees International Union 12-RC-113181 Board Decision 01/09/2014
U. S. Foods, Inc. 12-CA-109418 Board Decision 12/30/2013
Brinks Puerto Rico, Inc. and Caribbean Temporary Services, LLC, Joint Employers 24-CA-107395 Board Decision 12/24/2013
SUIZA DAIRY CORPORATION 24-RC-090254 Board Decision 12/16/2013
Government Contracting Resources, Inc., Fluor Federal Solutions, LLC and Richard Brady and Associate 12-UC-097867 Board Decision 12/11/2013

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