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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
03/30/2011 31-CA-029713 Veritas Health Services, Inc. d/b/a Chino Valley Medical Center Seeking Injunction, Affirmed on Appeal
11/15/2010 09-CA-045568 Basic Grain Products, Inc. d/b/a Tastemorr Settled post-10(j) Petition
03/29/2011 09-CA-046125 K-VA-T FOOD STORES, INC. D/B/A FOOD CITY Settled post-10(j) Petition
04/28/2014 10-CA-115101 HARSCO RAIL, A DIVISION OF HARSCO CORPORATION Settled post-10(j) Petition
02/22/2012 11-CA-022980 GREDE II, LLC Settled post-10(j) Petition
05/25/2012 08-CA-062611 First Student, Inc. Settled post-10(j) Petition
07/10/2013 08-CA-096779 AMERICAN METAL PROCESSING COMPANY, LLC Settled post-10(j) Petition
10/17/2013 08-CA-099622 Merit House Settled post-10(j) Petition
01/24/2013 08-CA-087640 Nova Services, Inc. Settled post-10(j) Petition
04/22/2013 08-CA-091262 The Marleigh Group, d/b/a Allied Lighting Services and Evolution Lighting Group, d/b/a YESCO, a single employer, single integrated enterprise and alter ego Settled post-10(j) Petition
03/30/2011 20-CA-035385 Kindred Healthcare Sacramento Settled post-10(j) Petition
11/01/2011 20-CA-035415 San Francisco Health Care dba Grove Street Extended Care Center Settled post-10(j) Petition
07/30/2014 20-CA-126727 Java City Settled post-10(j) Petition
12/31/2012 21-CA-084255 Morrell's Electro Plating, Inc. Settled post-10(j) Petition
03/24/2014 21-CA-084256 The Hideaway Club Settled post-10(j) Petition
01/13/2011 25-CA-031502 Marsh Supermarket Settled post-10(j) Petition
03/22/2011 31-CA-029780 Lakewood Manor North Settled post-10(j) Petition
10/27/2010 36-CA-010688 Willamette Glass, Inc. Settled post-10(j) Petition
06/11/2012 16-CA-067781 Sterling Foods, LLC Settled post-10(j) Petition
04/10/2014 16-CA-113057 LB & B Associates, Inc.; Dae Sung; and FTTS Joint Venture, Joint Employers, Alter Egos and a Single Employer Settled post-10(j) Petition

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