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|
|December 19, 2010||04-CA-037537||South Jersey Sanitation Corporation||Granted|
|May 24, 2011||04-CA-036852||Beacon Sales Acquisition, Inc., d/b/a Quality Roofing Supply Company||Granted|
|January 28, 2013||03-CA-089876||Blossom View Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center||Settled pre-10(j) Petition|
|November 28, 2012||03-CA-077620||Land Air Express of New England Ltd.||Settled post-10(j) Petition|
|October 10, 2012||03-CA-073540||ACE Masonry, Inc., d/b/a ACE Unlimited and Bella Masonry LLC, alter egos||Seeking Injunction|
|August 29, 2011||03-CA-027996||Island Oasis Manufacturing, LLC||Settled post-10(j) Petition|
|May 16, 2012||02-CA-071508||RAZ DAIRY AND METRO DAIRY, AS A SINGLE EMPLOYER||Granted|
|January 10, 2012||02-CA-067534||3815 9th Avenue, Meat and Produce Corp., d/b/a Compare Supermarket||Granted|
|March 14, 2011||02-CA-039988||Pre School of America||Settled post-10(j) Petition|
|November 9, 2010||01-CA-046304||The Longy School of Music||Granted in Part|