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Local 761, International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers v. National Labor Relations Board
United States Supreme Court
366 U.S. 667 (1961)
General Electric (GE) operated a plant that employed over 1,000 workers in an industrial park accessed by designated gates. GE also used independent contractors for many tasks, including new construction and maintenance. GE posted a prominent sign reserving gate 3-A for contractor use only and directing GE employees to use other gates. But when the Local 761, International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (defendant) called a strike at the plant, members picketed all the gates, including 3-A. As a result, almost all the contractors refused to enter the plant. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) (plaintiff) found picketing at gate 3-A an unlawful secondary activity intended to induce the subcontractors not to do business with GE, and the appellate court affirmed. The union appealed, and the Supreme Court granted review.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Frankfurter, J.)
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