Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
From our private database of 18,300+ case briefs...

National Labor Relations Board v. Universal Camera Corp. (I)

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
179 F.2d 749 (2d Cir. 1950)


An employee named Chairman testified before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) (plaintiff), arguing for the establishment of a separate collective-bargaining unit within Universal Camera Corporation (Universal) (defendant). Universal opposed the establishment of the unit. Approximately two months after the testimony, Universal fired Chairman. The NLRB brought a proceeding against Universal to investigate whether Chairman’s termination was in retaliation against his testimony. The case went to a hearing before an NLRB trial examiner. The examiner believed the testimony of Politzer, a witness for Universal, and found in favor of Universal. The examiner recommended that the NLRB dismiss the complaint and issued a report finding that Universal had not discharged Chairman in retaliation for his testimony. The NLRB rejected the examiner’s report, finding that Politzer’s testimony was not credible. The NLRB ordered Universal to reinstate Chairman with back pay. Universal appealed.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Hand, C.J.)

Dissent (Swan, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 487,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 487,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 18,300 briefs, keyed to 985 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Questions & Answers

Have a question about this case?

Sign up for a free 7-day trial and ask it

Sign up for a FREE 7-day trial