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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 descending Case Number Case Name Injunction Status
May 2, 2011 25-CA-031683 Republic Services, Inc. Withdrawn
May 10, 2011 08-CA-039327 The American Bottling Company, Inc. d/b/a Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group Granted
May 10, 2011 32-CA-025247 Piedmont Gardens Granted
May 19, 2011 10-CA-038816 NTN Bower Corporation Denied
May 24, 2011 04-CA-036852 Beacon Sales Acquisition, Inc., d/b/a Quality Roofing Supply Company Granted
June 21, 2011 04-CA-037553 Forrest/Cool Heat Sheet Metal Granted
June 21, 2011 25-CA-031704 Monogram Comfort Foods Withdrawn
July 14, 2011 37-CA-007311 HTH Corporation, Pacific Beach Corporation, and Koa Management LLC, a Single Employer, d/b/a Pacific Seeking Injunction, Affirmed on Appeal
July 26, 2011 33-CA-015821 American Red Cross Granted in Part
July 26, 2011 04-CA-037764 Hyundai Rotem USA Corporation & TTA Philadelphia LLC, Joint Employers Settled pre-10(j) Petition
August 2, 2011 19-CA-032983 Wayron, LLC Settled pre-10(j) Petition
August 9, 2011 31-CA-029983 The Ritz Companies Settled pre-10(j) Petition
August 9, 2011 21-CA-039581 Marquez Brothers Enterprises, Inc. Denied
August 16, 2011 04-CA-038084 Craig Scott, Inc. d/b/a Scott Honda Settled post-10(j) Petition
August 16, 2011 08-CA-039376 Rite Aid of Ohio, Inc. Granted
August 23, 2011 31-CA-029817 Jason Lopez' Planet Earth Landscape, Inc. Granted
August 23, 2011 36-CB-002827 International Longshore and Warehouse, Local 21 (EGT, LLC) Granted
August 29, 2011 03-CA-027996 Island Oasis Manufacturing, LLC Settled post-10(j) Petition
September 6, 2011 28-CA-023513 GCA Services Group, Inc. Granted
September 25, 2011 09-CA-046342 Hearthside Food Solutions Withdrawn

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