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National Labor Relations Board v. Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co.
United States Supreme Court
388 U.S. 175 (1967)
United Auto Workers (UAW) locals called strikes at two Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company (defendant) plants. Some members crossed picket lines and worked during the strikes. The locals charged the strikebreakers with violating the UAW constitution and bylaws and fined each from $20 to $100. None challenged the fairness of the process, but some did not pay the fines, and a local brought a test suit and obtained a judgment against one nonpaying strikebreaker. Allis-Chalmers filed charges claiming the locals’ conduct restrained or coerced workers’ protected rights. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) dismissed, but the Seventh Circuit found the locals had violated federal labor law. The Supreme Court granted review.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning
Dissent (Black, J.)
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