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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 Namesort descending Injunction Status
June 13, 2013 04-CA-099506 THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL Seeking Injunction
November 29, 2011 18-CA-061837 TOTAL FIRE PROTECTION, INC. Settled pre-10(j) Petition
January 31, 2011 04-CA-037628 Tricont Trucking Company Withdrawn
March 29, 2011 31-CA-029713 Veritas Health Services, Inc. d/b/a Chino Valley Medical Center Seeking Injunction, Affirmed on Appeal
July 25, 2012 09-CA-075496 VOITH INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, INC Seeking Injunction
April 29, 2012 08-CA-072781 Warren Steel Holdings LLC Settled pre-10(j) Petition
August 2, 2011 19-CA-032983 Wayron, LLC Settled pre-10(j) Petition
January 18, 2012 31-CA-030077 Weststar Settled pre-10(j) Petition
October 26, 2010 36-CA-010688 Willamette Glass, Inc. Settled post-10(j) Petition
February 23, 2012 21-CA-039703 Windsor Convalescent Center of North Long Beach Granted

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