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National Labor Relations Board v. Local 1229, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Jefferson Standard Broadcasting Co.)

346 U.S. 464 (1953)

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National Labor Relations Board v. Local 1229, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Jefferson Standard Broadcasting Co.)

United States Supreme Court

346 U.S. 464 (1953)

Facts

Jefferson Standard Broadcasting Company (defendant) operated Charlotte, North Carolina, radio and television station WBT. Local 1229 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (plaintiff) represented the station’s technicians. When negotiations over a new annual contract reached an impasse, the union began peacefully picketing the station. But after six weeks, technicians printed and distributed handbills attacking the quality of WBT programming without referencing the labor dispute. Identifying its source as “WBT Technicians,” the handbill accused the station of treating Charlotte as a second-class community because WBTV offered only recorded broadcasts without local programming. In response, WBTV fired 10 technicians, and the union filed unfair labor practice charges challenging their terminations. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ordered one technician who had not sponsored or distributed the handbill reinstated but found the station fired the other nine for cause without violating federal labor laws. The appellate court ordered a remand for the NLRB to make additional findings, but instead the Supreme Court granted review.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Burton, J.)

Dissent (Frankfurter, J.)

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