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 Status|
|04/12/2013||31-CA-090049||Hospital of Barstow Inc., d/b/a Barstow Community Hospital||Granted|
|04/06/2011||32-CA-025100||OS Transport LLC (CA); OS Transport LLC (NV); HCA Management, Inc.; OS Management Enterprises, Inc.||Granted|
|07/18/2012||32-CA-068346||Alamillo Rebar, Inc.||Settled pre-10(j) Petition|
|07/27/2011||33-CA-015821||American Red Cross||Granted in Part|
|01/03/2012||34-CA-013031||Stamford Plaza Hotel and Conference, LP||Granted|
|07/09/2012||34-CA-071823||Pressroom Cleaners, Inc.||Granted|
|08/16/2012||34-CA-083335||HealthBridge Management, et al.||Granted|
|10/27/2010||36-CA-010688||Willamette Glass, Inc.||Settled post-10(j) Petition|
|10/04/2010||36-CA-010711||French American School of the Pacific Northwest d/b/a Portland French School||Granted in Part|
|08/24/2011||36-CB-002827||International Longshore and Warehouse, Local 21 (EGT, LLC)||Granted|
|07/15/2011||37-CA-007311||HTH Corporation, Pacific Beach Corporation, and Koa Management LLC, a Single Employer, d/b/a Pacific||Granted|