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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
06/12/2014 03-CA-121293 Novelis Corporation Granted in Part
09/25/2013 03-CA-107189 Hogan Transports, Inc. Granted in Part
12/18/2013 13-CA-077678 Latino Express, Inc. Moot
02/18/2013 13-CA-091818 Lintrac Services, Inc. Moot
09/10/2014 09-CA-125950 TRI-STATE WHOLESALE BUILDING SUPPLIES, INC. Moot
10/10/2012 03-CA-073540 ACE Masonry, Inc., d/b/a ACE Unlimited and Bella Masonry LLC, alter egos and Bella Furniture Solutions, Inc., and Henry Bellavigna, Lisa Bellavigna, Robert P. Bellavigna and Domenick Bellavigna, Individuals Moot
04/27/2014 15-CA-116475 Ergon Asphalt and Emulsion Seeking Injunction
04/02/2014 15-CA-115259 Kellogg Company Seeking Injunction
04/20/2015 22-CA-130315 Oliva Supermarkets LLC and RL Markets l LLC, as alter egos and/or single employer Seeking Injunction
09/23/2010 25-CA-031485 Irving Ready Mix, Inc. Seeking Injunction
02/17/2014 25-CA-112413 INVENTURE FOODS, INC. Seeking Injunction
12/18/2013 28-CA-093183 Gunderson Rail Services, LLC d/b/a Greenbrier Rail Services Seeking Injunction
12/18/2013 28-CA-112759 Amphenol Griffith Enterprises, LLC Seeking Injunction
05/26/2015 28-CA-143974 BODEGA LATINA CORPORATION d/b/a EL SUPER Seeking Injunction
11/05/2013 07-CA-105050 Holy Cross Youth and Family Services, Inc. d/b/a Kairos Healthcare Seeking Injunction
10/19/2010 08-CA-038916 General Die Casters, Inc. Seeking Injunction
01/27/2014 09-CA-112146 COBALT COAL LTD., WESTCHESTER COAL, L.P., AND COBALT COAL CORP. MINING INC., A SINGLE EMPLOYER Seeking Injunction
05/03/2015 09-CA-142922 WAUSAU PAPER CORP. Seeking Injunction
04/07/2014 19-CA-118767 Providence Health & Services - OR, dba Providence Portland Medical Center Seeking Injunction
02/09/2014 19-CA-105427 Lincoln City Ambulance, Inc., d/b/a Pacific West Ambulance and Metro West Ambulance Service, Inc., a Single Employer and/or Joint Employers Seeking Injunction

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