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10(j) 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 sort ascending Case Number Case Name Injunction Status
09/06/2023 27-CA-291664 Longmont United Hospital and Centura Health, as a single Employer Seeking Injunction
07/26/2023 28-CA-298130 Arizona Public Service Company Settled pre-10(j) Petition
07/18/2023 10-CA-300921 Starbucks Corporation Seeking Injunction
05/25/2023 06-CA-299353 Starbucks Corporation Settled pre-10(j) Petition
05/18/2023 27-CA-295554 Starbucks Corporation Seeking Injunction
05/18/2023 22-CA-298853 HSA Cleaning, Inc. Seeking Injunction
04/21/2023 19-CA-297589 Starbucks Corporation Seeking Injunction
04/18/2023 22-CA-292097 Clean Team, Inc and Theta Holding Company., L.P. as Joint Employers Settled post-10(j) Petition
04/11/2023 10-CA-301421 Starbucks Corporation Settled post-10(j) Petition
03/31/2023 02-CA-277238 Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls - The Shirley Rodriguez-Remenski School Settled pre-10(j) Petition
01/17/2023 01-CA-290558 I.N.S.A., INC. Seeking Injunction
01/17/2023 31-CA-291825 21st Century Valet Parking LLC d/b/a Star Garden Enterprise Settled pre-10(j) Petition
12/08/2022 19-CA-294535 Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless Settled pre-10(j) Petition
11/21/2022 29-CA-292741 Starbucks Corporation Seeking Injunction
09/26/2022 27-CA-276068 Big Green Seeking Injunction
09/16/2022 22-CA-277455 IBN Construction Corp. Granted
08/03/2022 07-CA-292971 Starbucks Corporation Seeking Injunction
06/17/2022 22-CA-279742 SERV Behavioral Health Systems, Inc. Settled post-10(j) Petition
06/13/2022 03-CA-285671 Starbucks Corporation Seeking Injunction
06/08/2022 28-CA-274347 Apex Linen Holdings, LLC Granted