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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
08/30/2011 03-CA-027996 Island Oasis Manufacturing, LLC Settled post-10(j) Petition
08/17/2011 04-CA-038084 Craig Scott, Inc. d/b/a Scott Honda Settled post-10(j) Petition
11/10/2011 15-CA-061838 Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative Settled post-10(j) Petition
05/25/2012 08-CA-062611 First Student, Inc. Settled post-10(j) Petition
07/23/2012 15-CA-020067 Creative Vision Resources, LLC Settled post-10(j) Petition
06/11/2012 16-CA-067781 Sterling Foods, LLC Settled post-10(j) Petition
11/02/2012 15-CA-069318 Intelligent Management Solutions, Inc. dba IMS Expert Services, and Landrum Professional Employer Services, Inc. Settled post-10(j) Petition
09/28/2012 05-CA-073517 Robey Inc. 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
01/10/2011 18-CA-019491 Manitex Load King, Inc. Settled post-10(j) Petition
11/15/2010 09-CA-045568 Basic Grain Products, Inc. d/b/a Tastemorr Settled post-10(j) Petition
03/30/2011 20-CA-035385 Kindred Healthcare Sacramento Settled post-10(j) Petition
11/15/2010 26-CA-023558 Cooperative Response Center, Inc. Settled post-10(j) Petition
06/14/2013 04-CA-099391 M & B Operations, LLC Settled post-10(j) Petition
05/15/2012 05-CA-074463 Elite Orthopaedic & Musculoskeletal Center Settled post-10(j) Petition
11/29/2012 03-CA-077620 Land Air Express of New England Ltd. Settled post-10(j) Petition
03/24/2014 21-CA-084256 The Hideaway Club Settled post-10(j) Petition
12/31/2012 21-CA-084255 Morrell's Electro Plating, Inc. Settled post-10(j) Petition
01/24/2013 08-CA-087640 Nova Services, Inc. Settled post-10(j) Petition
04/15/2013 28-CA-088321 One Call Locators, Ltd., d/b/a ELM Locating & Utility Services Settled post-10(j) Petition

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