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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 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.

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

The National Labor Relations Board has announced that it will reopen its San Juan, Puerto Rico, office, Subregion 24, on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The office is located at LaTorre de Plaza, Suite 1002, 525 F. D. Roosevelt Blvd., Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, telephone no. (787) 766-5347. The office will be open to the public for the limited hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice.
Jennifer A. Abruzzo, Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, is pleased to announce the appointment of Vanessa García as Officer-In-Charge for Subregion 24 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 
In her new position, Ms. García assists Region 12 Director David Cohen in the enforcement and administration of the National Labor Relations Act in Puerto Rico and in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Ms. García succeeds former Officer-In-Charge Luis Padilla. 

Officer-in-Charge Luis Padilla and Regional Director Margaret Diaz will be speaking about the new representation case rules on April 13, 2015, at the Subregion 24 office in San Juan.  Due to limited space, an "RSVP" is required for those who wish to attend. Please call 787-766-5325 for further details.

Regional Director Margaret Diaz will be speaking about the new representation case rules at a meeting sponsored by the Practice and Procedure Committee of the Labor  and Employment Law Section of the ABA.  The meeting will be held on April 9, 2015, in Miami.

Richard F. Griffin, Jr., General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, has announced the appointment of Shelley B. Plass as Resident Officer of the Agency’s Miami Resident Office, which reports to the Tampa, Florida Regional Office (Region 12). In her new position, Ms. Plass will assist Regional Director Margaret J. Diaz in enforcing the National Labor Relations Act in the southern Florida area.


Regional Case Developments

Case Namesort descending Case Number Case Activity Issuance Date
20/20 Communications, Inc. 12-CA-165320 Administrative Law Judges Decision 09/06/2016
20/20 Communications, Inc. 12-CA-165320 Board Decision 12/03/2018
A-1 Bus Lines 12-CA-007473 Board Decision 09/30/1977
A-1 King Size Sandwiches, Inc. 12-CA-008770 Board Decision 01/03/1980
A-1 Portable Toilet Services 24-CA-007188 Board Decision 07/18/1996
A-I King Size Sandwiches, Inc. 12-CA-009872 Board Decision 12/12/1982
A. R. Barber Masonry 12-CA-015177 Board Decision 03/15/1993
A.B.C. Florida State Theatres, Inc. 12-CA-006678 Board Decision 11/26/1975
A.B.C. Liquors, Inc. 12-CA-007056 Board Decision 01/27/1977
ABC Liquors, Inc. 12-CA-009506 Board Decision 09/20/1982


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