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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
September 20, 2012 11-CA-075709 PERDUE FARMS, INC. Settled pre-10(j) Petition
February 13, 2013 19-CA-072025 Bering Sea Environmental Settled pre-10(j) Petition
January 24, 2012 13-CA-065271 Amglo Kemlite Laboratories Withdrawn
June 21, 2011 25-CA-031704 Monogram Comfort Foods Withdrawn
January 31, 2011 04-CA-037628 Tricont Trucking Company Withdrawn
September 25, 2011 09-CA-046342 Hearthside Food Solutions Withdrawn
May 2, 2011 25-CA-031683 Republic Services, Inc. Withdrawn
March 8, 2012 25-CA-031883 Coupled Products, LLC Withdrawn
November 30, 2010 05-CA-035687 Daycon Products Company, Inc. Withdrawn
September 22, 2010 06-CA-036803 Grane Healthcare Co. and/or Ebensburg Care Center LLC t/d/b/a Cambria Care Center, Single Employer Withdrawn, Affirmed in Part on Appeal


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