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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 12, 2013 28-CA-097436 First Transit, Inc. Seeking Injunction
May 20, 2013 19-CA-074715 Kitsap Tenant Support Services, Inc. Seeking Injunction
June 13, 2013 04-CA-099391 M & B Operations, LLC Seeking Injunction
June 13, 2013 04-CA-099506 THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL Seeking Injunction
June 13, 2013 08-CA-090083 DHSC, LLC d/b/a Affinity Medical Center Seeking Injunction
June 27, 2013 29-CA-100827 All American School Bus Corp. Granted
July 9, 2013 08-CA-096779 AMERICAN METAL PROCESSING COMPANY, LLC Settled post-10(j) Petition
July 14, 2013 26-CA-091524 PROGRESS RAIL SERVICES CORPORATION, A SUBSIDIARY OF CATERPILLAR Seeking Injunction
July 14, 2013 28-CA-100434 FARM FRESH COMPANY TARGET ONE, LLC Seeking Injunction
August 21, 2013 12-CA-101034 Professional Transportation, Inc. Seeking Injunction

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