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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 Numbersort descending Case Name Injunction Status
11/10/2010 01-CA-046304 The Longy School of Music Granted in Part
06/03/2014 01-CA-110383 M & J Bus, Inc. Granted
04/27/2015 01-CA-115298 BOZZUTO'S, INC. Seeking Injunction
09/18/2015 01-CA-147341 Emerald Green Building Services, LLC Seeking Injunction
03/15/2011 02-CA-039988 Pre School of America Settled post-10(j) Petition
01/11/2012 02-CA-067534 3815 9th Avenue, Meat and Produce Corp., d/b/a Compare Supermarket Granted
05/17/2012 02-CA-071508 Raz Dairy Granted
03/28/2014 02-CA-081482 LEAKE AND WATTS SERVICES INC Settled pre-10(j) Petition
10/01/2015 02-CA-142626 Michael Cetta, Inc. d/b/a Sparks Restaurant Seeking Injunction
08/30/2011 03-CA-027996 Island Oasis Manufacturing, LLC Settled post-10(j) Petition
10/11/2012 03-CA-073540 ACE Masonry, Inc., d/b/a ACE Unlimited and Bella Masonry LLC, alter egos and Bella Furniture Solutions, Inc., and Henry Bellavigna, Lisa Bellavigna, Robert P. Bellavigna and Domenick Bellavigna, Individuals Moot
11/29/2012 03-CA-077620 Land Air Express of New England Ltd. Settled post-10(j) Petition
01/29/2013 03-CA-089876 Blossom View Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center Settled pre-10(j) Petition
09/26/2013 03-CA-107189 Hogan Transports, Inc. Granted in Part
04/30/2014 03-CA-119561 S.W. Pitts Hose Company of Latham, N.Y., Inc. Granted
06/13/2014 03-CA-121293 Novelis Corporation Granted in Part
10/22/2014 03-CA-128669 Allways East Transportation, Inc. Denied
04/02/2015 03-CA-130137 Riccelli Enterprises, Inc. Seeking Injunction
09/02/2014 03-CA-131246 Battistoni Italian Specialty Meats, LLC Settled pre-10(j) Petition


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