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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 Date Case Number Case Name Injunction Statussort descending
July 8, 2012 34-CA-071823 Pressroom Cleaners, Inc. Granted
August 23, 2011 31-CA-029817 Jason Lopez' Planet Earth Landscape, Inc. Granted
September 29, 2010 21-CA-039296 Kaiser Foundation Hospitals; Southern California Permanente Medical Group; Kaiser Foundation Health Granted
August 16, 2011 08-CA-039376 Rite Aid of Ohio, Inc. Granted
February 23, 2012 21-CA-039703 Windsor Convalescent Center of North Long Beach Granted
March 11, 2012 08-CA-039029 JAG Healthcare, Inc. d/b/a Galion Pointe, LLC Granted
December 28, 2011 08-CA-039482 Renzenberger, Inc. Granted
September 6, 2011 28-CA-023513 GCA Services Group, Inc. Granted
May 10, 2011 08-CA-039327 The American Bottling Company, Inc. d/b/a Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group Granted
February 1, 2012 30-CA-067117 Piggly Wiggly Midwest, LLC Granted
May 10, 2011 32-CA-025247 Piedmont Gardens Granted
March 30, 2011 08-CA-039152 Case Farms Processing, Inc. Granted
February 3, 2011 21-CA-039268 Avanti Health System, LLC; CHHP Holding II, LLC; and CHHP Management, LLC Granted
January 23, 2012 29-CA-030861 Calhoun Foods, LLC d/b/a Key Food Granted
February 9, 2012 28-CA-068006 Cactus Bay Apparel, Inc. Granted
August 23, 2011 36-CB-002827 International Longshore and Warehouse, Local 21 (EGT, LLC) Granted
May 20, 2012 19-CA-069324 Eccles Painting, Inc. Granted
January 2, 2012 34-CA-013031 Stamford Plaza Hotel Granted
April 2, 2013 21-CA-090211 Fallbrook Hospital Corp., d/b/a Fallbrook Hospital Granted
June 27, 2013 29-CA-100827 All American School Bus Corp. Granted

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