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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 Datesort descending Case Number Case Name Injunction Status
09/11/2017 03-CA-193965 Palmer Fish Company, Inc. d/b/a Palmer Food Services Settled post-10(j) Petition
10/27/2017 28-CA-192349 Apex Linen Service Inc. Granted in Part
11/06/2017 04-CA-201420 New Hudson Facades, LLC Settled pre-10(j) Petition
11/13/2017 31-CA-191361 Gardner Trucking, Inc. Denied
11/15/2017 06-CA-202256 Maple Manufacturing, LLC d/b/a Maple Industries Settled pre-10(j) Petition
11/24/2017 10-CA-199183 Schnellecke Logistics Alabama, LLC Settled pre-10(j) Petition
12/04/2017 31-CA-194930 Spanish Broadcasting System of California, Inc. Settled pre-10(j) Petition
12/12/2017 19-CA-203455 AIM Aerospace Sumner, Inc. Denied
01/02/2018 04-CA-199438 Gruma Corporation d/b/a Mission Foods Settled pre-10(j) Petition
01/16/2018 29-CA-206244 Thermo Fisher Scientific Settled post-10(j) Petition
02/14/2018 06-CA-201673 Krise Transportation, Inc. Settled post-10(j) Petition
02/16/2018 01-CA-205559 WYNDHAM HOTEL MANAGEMENT, INC. ON BEHALF OF WYNDHAM BOSTON BEACON HILL HOTEL Settled pre-10(j) Petition
03/05/2018 02-CA-201747 9th Avenue Hotel Property Holding d/b/a Cassa Hotel Times Square, VIP Concierge and A&R Building Solutions, as Joint Employers Settled pre-10(j) Petition
03/19/2018 03-CA-210207 Cascades Containerboard Packaging-Lancaster, A Division of Cascades New York, Inc. Seeking Injunction
03/29/2018 29-CA-208111 Preferred Home Care of New York Seeking Injunction
04/20/2018 01-CA-210469 IAS Logistics DFW, LLC d/b/a PINNACLE LOGISTICS Settled pre-10(j) Petition
05/01/2018 22-CA-203448 Lifetime Brands, Inc. and Brickforce Staffing, Inc., as joint employers Seeking Injunction
05/16/2018 07-CA-213347 Organ Procurement Agency of Michigan d/b/a Gift of Life Michigan Settled pre-10(j) Petition

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