National Labor Relations Board NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo this week launched a new initiative targeting employers that work against union organizing efforts. In a new memorandum, released on Tuesday of this week, Abruzzo instructs regional offices of the NLRB to quickly pursue injunctions against employers opposing union organizing campaigns “where the facts demonstrate that employer threats or other coercion may lead (emphasis added) to irreparable harm to employees’ Section 7 rights.” At the same time, the initiative specifically states its aim is “to protect worker rights and deter statutory violations in the earliest phases of unlawful employer anti-union actions . . .” The injunctions are authorized by Section 10(j) of the National Labor Relations Act as a vehicle to stop unfair labor practices and protect employees’ Section 7 right to engage in union and protected concerted activities. Section 10(j) specifically details 15 unfair labor practices for which pursuit of an injunction is warranted.