Federal Judge Issues First-in-the-Nation Injunction Enforcing a Bargaining Order Under the NLRB's Cemex Standard

May 14, 2024

On May 14, 2014, a federal judge in Massachusetts issued a preliminary injunction against cannabis company I.N.S.A. requiring the company to bargain with UFCW, Local 1445, even though Local 1445 lost the union election, because the election had been tainted by the company's unfair labor practices. The underlying decision of the administrative law judge was the first case to apply the NLRB's Cemex standard, and the federal court decision was the first to enforce a so-called Cemex bargaining order. Pyle Rome attorney Alex Robertson represented Local 1445 in the representation matter, in the unfair labor practice case, and in the federal court injunction proceeding. 

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