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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
02/10/2014 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 Settled pre-10(j) Petition
12/31/2013 10-CA-105174 TAYLOR MOTORS, INC. Settled pre-10(j) Petition
09/27/2013 09-CA-105258 HAMILTON SAFE COMPANY Settled pre-10(j) Petition
01/11/2011 25-CA-031626 Sabre Mfg. Settled pre-10(j) Petition
09/26/2011 09-CA-046342 Hearthside Food Solutions Withdrawn
01/25/2012 13-CA-065271 Amglo Kemlite Laboratories Withdrawn
05/07/2012 22-CA-030064 Galaxy Towers Condominium Association Withdrawn
03/09/2012 25-CA-031883 Coupled Products, LLC Withdrawn
02/01/2011 04-CA-037628 Tricont Trucking Company Withdrawn
05/03/2011 25-CA-031683 Republic Services, Inc. Withdrawn
06/22/2011 25-CA-031704 Monogram Comfort Foods Withdrawn
12/01/2010 05-CA-035687 Daycon Products Company, Inc. Withdrawn
03/10/2014 25-CA-099616 COMMERCIAL AIR, INC. Withdrawn
09/23/2010 06-CA-036803 Grane Healthcare Co. and/or Ebensburg Care Center LLC t/d/b/a Cambria Care Center, Single Employer Withdrawn, Affirmed in Part on Appeal

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