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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 ascending Case Number Case Name Injunction Status
02/16/2018 01-CA-205559 WYNDHAM HOTEL MANAGEMENT, INC. ON BEHALF OF WYNDHAM BOSTON BEACON HILL HOTEL Seeking Injunction
01/16/2018 29-CA-206244 Thermo Fisher Scientific Seeking Injunction
01/02/2018 04-CA-199438 Gruma Corporation d/b/a Mission Foods Seeking Injunction
10/27/2017 28-CA-192349 Apex Linen Service Inc. Seeking Injunction
08/01/2017 20-CA-196271 Queen of the Valley Medical Center Granted
07/18/2017 02-CA-180470 Arbor Recycling and Arbor Lite Logistics, A Singler Employer Granted in Part
07/18/2017 04-CA-196296 Fed Ex Supply Chain Settled pre-10(j) Petition
06/20/2017 02-CA-182713 Rite Aid Corporation, Rite Aid of New York, Inc., Rite Aid of New Jersey, Inc., Eckerd Corporation, Genovese Drug Stores, Inc., and Thrift Drug, Inc. Settled post-10(j) Petition
06/12/2017 07-CA-146820 Sysco Grand Rapids, LLC Seeking Injunction
05/26/2017 28-CA-194262 Omni Hotels Management Corporation d/b/a Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia Settled post-10(j) Petition
05/23/2017 13-CA-190344 XPO Logistics Freight, Inc. Settled pre-10(j) Petition
05/17/2017 15-CA-186720 Citmed Corporation Denied
05/01/2017 09-CA-194057 LEGGETT & PLATT, INC. Denied
05/01/2017 28-CA-192062 IGT d/b/a International Game Technology Denied
05/01/2017 21-CA-178042 JACMAR FOODSERVICE DISTRIBUTION Settled post-10(j) Petition
04/20/2017 15-CA-184006 Velox Express, Inc. Denied
04/18/2017 01-CA-181081 LIBERTY BAKERY KITCHEN INC. Granted
04/06/2017 09-CA-184215 MIKESELL'S SNACK FOOD COMPANY F/K/A MIKE-SELL'S POTATO CHIP COMPANY Denied
04/03/2017 13-CA-178494 Universal Security, Inc. Granted
04/03/2017 13-CA-189867 MTIL, Inc. Granted in Part

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