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10j Injunctions

10(j) Injunction Activity at the National Labor Relations Board

Section 10(j) of the National Labor Relations Act authorizes the National Labor Relations Board to seek temporary injunctions against employers and unions in federal district courts to stop unfair labor practices while the case is being litigated before administrative law judges and the Board. These temporary injunctions are needed to protect the process of collective bargaining and employee rights under the Act, and to ensure that Board decisions will be meaningful. The section was added as part of a set of reforms to the Act in 1947. Over the years, all NLRB General Counsels have made use of this effective enforcement tool, as shown in this chart.

There are 15 categories of labor disputes in which Section 10(j) injunctions may be appropriate, listed here. Under NLRB processes, potential cases are identified by Regional Offices and reviewed by the General Counsel, who must seek authorization from the Board before proceeding to court. Below is a list of all 10(j) injunction cases authorized by the Board since September 1, 2010, with status updates.

Authorization Datesort ascending Case Number Case Name Injunction Status
03/24/2014 21-CA-084256 The Hideaway Club Settled post-10(j) Petition
03/10/2014 25-CA-099616 COMMERCIAL AIR, INC. Seeking Injunction
02/18/2014 25-CA-112413 INVENTURE FOODS, INC. Settled pre-10(j) Petition
02/10/2014 19-CA-105427 Lincoln City Ambulance, Inc., d/b/a Pacific West Ambulance and Metro West Ambulance Service, Inc., a Single Employer and/or Joint Employers Settled pre-10(j) Petition
02/05/2014 15-CA-101311 Southern Bakeries, LLC Granted
01/28/2014 09-CA-112146 COBALT COAL LTD., WESTCHESTER COAL, L.P., AND COBALT COAL CORP. MINING INC., A SINGLE EMPLOYER Seeking Injunction
12/31/2013 10-CA-105174 TAYLOR MOTORS, INC. Settled pre-10(j) Petition
12/20/2013 19-CA-095716 Providence Health & Services-Washington d/b/a Providence St. Peter Chemical Dependency Center Settled pre-10(j) Petition
12/19/2013 13-CA-077678 Latino Express, Inc. Seeking Injunction
12/19/2013 28-CA-112759 Amphenol Griffith Enterprises, LLC Seeking Injunction
12/19/2013 28-CA-093183 Gunderson Rail Services, LLC d/b/a Greenbrier Rail Services Granted
11/06/2013 26-CA-091524 PROGRESS RAIL SERVICES CORPORATION, A SUBSIDIARY OF CATERPILLAR Settled pre-10(j) Petition
11/06/2013 20-CA-106248 Fairfield Toyota Granted
11/06/2013 07-CA-105050 Holy Cross Youth and Family Services, Inc. d/b/a Kairos Healthcare Seeking Injunction
11/06/2013 28-CA-100434 FARM FRESH COMPANY TARGET ONE, LLC Granted in Part
10/17/2013 08-CA-099622 Merit House Settled post-10(j) Petition
09/30/2013 22-CA-089865 ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRACTORS, INC. AND KIELCZEWSKI CORPORATION Granted
09/30/2013 13-CA-108045 Napleton Arlington Heights Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Settled post-10(j) Petition
09/27/2013 09-CA-105258 HAMILTON SAFE COMPANY Settled pre-10(j) Petition
09/27/2013 19-CA-032599 Remington Lodging & Hospitality, LLC, d/b/a The Sheraton Anchorage Granted

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