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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
08/24/2015 28-CA-150157 Shamrock Foods Company Granted
04/12/2013 31-CA-090049 Hospital of Barstow Inc., d/b/a Barstow Community Hospital Granted
04/18/2011 22-CA-029792 McClain & Co., Inc. Granted
01/03/2012 14-CA-030379 Big Ridge, Inc. Granted
02/05/2014 15-CA-101311 Southern Bakeries, LLC Granted
02/02/2012 30-CA-067117 Piggly Wiggly Midwest, LLC Granted
09/18/2015 01-CA-147341 Emerald Green Building Services, LLC Granted
07/15/2016 31-CA-153504 Hospital of Barstow Inc., d/b/a Barstow Community Hospital, Community Health Systems, Inc., and/or Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation, LLC, a single employer and/or joint employers Granted
04/03/2014 15-CA-115259 Kellogg Company Granted
04/03/2014 29-CA-112315 Golden Farm Brooklyn, Inc. d/b/a Golden Farm Grocery Granted
05/25/2011 04-CA-036852 Beacon Sales Acquisition, Inc., d/b/a Quality Roofing Supply Company Granted
04/06/2011 32-CA-025100 OS Transport LLC (CA); OS Transport LLC (NV); HCA Management, Inc.; OS Management Enterprises, Inc. Granted
08/16/2012 34-CA-083335 HealthBridge Management, et al. Granted
07/09/2012 34-CA-071823 Pressroom Cleaners, Inc. Granted
08/24/2011 36-CB-002827 International Longshore and Warehouse, Local 21 (EGT, LLC) Granted
04/03/2013 21-CA-090211 Fallbrook Hospital Corp., d/b/a Fallbrook Hospital Granted
06/03/2014 01-CA-110383 M & J Bus, Inc. Granted
12/19/2013 28-CA-112759 Amphenol Griffith Enterprises, LLC Granted
07/24/2014 25-CA-117090 SMI/DIVISION OF DCX-CHOL ENTERPRISES, INC. Granted


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