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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.


This Regional Office participates in the NLRB’s Volunteer Field Examiners Program for undergraduate and graduate students.  The Volunteer FX interns assist in conducting unfair labor practice investigations, arranging representation elections, conducting elections and performing basic legal research. Volunteer Interns will work directly with agents and report to a supervisor who will guide them in handling case work and investigations. Interns may be briefed by senior officials from throughout the Region and Agency about the NLRB and the NLRA. Interns will be asked to produce written work products summarizing the results of investigations along with recommendations.  The Agency will work closely with participating schools to ensure class credit where permitted or desired and will provide on-the-job training as well as training on the NLRB through live and video presentations of the Agency’s Summer Intern Program and regularly scheduled Board Agent training.  Please click on the following link: Student Positions - Pathways and volunteer for more information.  

News From the Region

On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, Regional Director Martha Kinard will make a presentation in Dallas, Texas addressing recent developments at the NLRB.  Kinard’s presentation will also include a discussion of protected concerted activity, NLRB social media cases and the NLRA in the non-union workplace.

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Three employees of LB&B Associates, Inc., Dae Sung LLC, and FTSS Joint Venture (the Employer), who provide flight simulator services at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, TX, will receive nearly $105,000 in backpay pursuant to a NLRB settlement.    

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.


Regional Case Developments

Case Name Case Number Case Activity Issuance Datesort ascending
MAGIC VALLEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. 16-RC-180237 Board Decision 12/21/2016
Cordua Restaurants, Inc. 16-CA-160901 Administrative Law Judges Decision 12/09/2016
Delek Refining, Ltd. 16-CA-161390 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 12/07/2016
American Postal Workers Union, Dallas Area Local (United States Postal Service) 16-CB-153326 Order Adopting in the Absence of Exceptions 11/02/2016
Southern Star, Inc. 16-CA-168143 Board Decision 10/20/2016
Delek Refining, Ltd. 16-CA-161390 Administrative Law Judges Decision 10/19/2016
American Postal Workers Union, Dallas Area Local (United States Postal Service) 16-CB-153326 Administrative Law Judges Decision 09/21/2016
Oncor Electric Delivery Company, L.L.C. 16-CA-103387 Board Decision 07/29/2016
Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department 16-CA-107721 Board Decision 07/15/2016
IN-N-OUT BURGER, INC. 16-CA-156147 Administrative Law Judges Decision 07/11/2016


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