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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 Namesort ascending Injunction Status
04/28/2014 15-CA-116475 Ergon Asphalt and Emulsion Settled pre-10(j) Petition
09/30/2013 22-CA-089865 ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRACTORS, INC. AND KIELCZEWSKI CORPORATION Granted
09/18/2015 01-CA-147341 Emerald Green Building Services, LLC Granted
05/15/2012 05-CA-074463 Elite Orthopaedic & Musculoskeletal Center Settled post-10(j) Petition
09/14/2016 13-CA-171926 EFN OBT1, LLC and North American Automotive Services, Inc., d/b/a North American Real Estate Management, a single integrated enterprise; and NAI Hiffman Asset Management, LLC; individually and as joint employers Settled post-10(j) Petition
05/21/2012 19-CA-069324 Eccles Painting, Inc. Granted
09/18/2015 22-CA-133001 EASTERN ESSENTIAL SERVICES Settled pre-10(j) Petition
09/11/2012 05-CA-081993 E.H. Ives Corporation Settled pre-10(j) Petition
02/02/2011 09-CA-045772 DYNAMIC ENERGY, INC., AND JUSTICE HIGHWALL MINING, INC., AND M&P SERVCES, INC. Granted in Part
11/20/2012 09-CA-082657 DSC LOGISTICS, INC. Settled pre-10(j) Petition
07/13/2016 28-CA-174788 Doubletree Paper Mills, L.L.C. Settled pre-10(j) Petition
11/10/2011 05-CA-061429 Dominion Energy Management, Inc. Settled pre-10(j) Petition
11/18/2016 04-CA-177909 Diversco Integrated Services, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of ABBM Industries Incorporated Seeking Injunction
10/13/2016 16-CA-173719 Dish Network Corporation Seeking Injunction
04/28/2016 08-CA-166039 DHSC, LLC d/b/a Affinity Medical Center, Community Health Systems, Inc., and/or Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation, LLC, a single employer and/or joint employers Seeking Injunction
06/14/2013 08-CA-090083 DHSC, LLC d/b/a Affinity Medical Center Granted
04/11/2016 29-CA-147909 Deep Distributors of Greater NY d/b/a The Imperial Sales, Inc. Seeking Injunction
12/01/2010 05-CA-035687 Daycon Products Company, Inc. Withdrawn
01/21/2016 04-CA-162683 D&M Electrical Services Settled pre-10(j) Petition
12/04/2015 29-CA-154544 CSC Holdings, LLC. and Cablevision System, a single employer Denied

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