National Labor Relations Board v. Dow Chemical Co., No. 8618.

CourtUnited States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (6th Circuit)
Writing for the CourtSIMONS, ALLEN and MARTIN, Circuit
Citation117 F.2d 455
PartiesNATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD v. DOW CHEMICAL CO. (MIDLAND CHEMICAL WORKERS' ASS'N, Intervenor).
Decision Date06 February 1941
Docket NumberNo. 8618.

117 F.2d 455 (1941)

NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
v.
DOW CHEMICAL CO. (MIDLAND CHEMICAL WORKERS' ASS'N, Intervenor).

No. 8618.

Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

February 6, 1941.


Philip G. Phillips, of Cincinnati, Ohio, (Robert B. Watts, Laurence A. Knapp, Richard C. Barrett, Samuel Edes, and Leonard Appel, all of Washington, D. C., and Philip G. Phillips, of Cincinnati, Ohio, on the brief), for petitioner.

Calvin A. Campbell, of Midland, Mich. (Calvin A. Campbell, C. Emerson Price, and Wm. A. Groening, Jr., all of Midland, Mich., on the brief), for respondent.

Walter B. Brown, of Midland, Mich., for intervenor.

Before SIMONS, ALLEN and MARTIN, Circuit Judges.

MARTIN, Circuit Judge.

Based on exhaustive findings of fact and succinct conclusions of law (13 N.L.R.B.

117 F.2d 456
993), the National Labor Relations Board, pursuant to Title 29, Section 160(c) U.S. C.A., 49 Stat. 453, issued on July 25, 1939, against respondent, the Dow Chemical Company, an order which this court is petitioned to enforce

The Board has directed respondent to (1) cease and desist from contributing support to, interfering with, or dominating the Midland Chemical Workers' Association, or recognizing it as the representative or bargaining agent of employees of respondent, or from effectuating any agreement made by the company with the labor association concerning wages, pay, work hours, or other conditions of work; and from discouraging membership in United Mine Workers of America, District No. 50, or any other organization of its employees, or encouraging membership in any labor organization by discharging, laying off, or refusing to reinstate any of its employees, or in any other manner discriminating in regard to any condition of work; and from "in any other manner interfering with, restraining or coercing its employees in the exercise of their rights to self-organization, to form, join or assist labor organizations, to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing and to engage in concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection, as guaranteed in Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, 29 U.S.C.A. § 157."

(2) The respondent was ordered to take the affirmative action of withdrawing recognition of the Midland Chemical Workers' Association as representative of any employees of the company in dealings with the company concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hours of employment, or conditions of work, and to disestablish completely the Midland Chemical Workers' Association as such representative.

(3) Respondent was further ordered to reinstate immediately, in the manner required, twenty-five named employees to their former, or substantially equivalent positions, without prejudice to their seniority and other rights and privileges; to make whole sixteen of these employees and four others named, for any loss of pay resultant from respondent's discrimination against them, by paying each of them what he would have earned as wages from the date of discrimination to the date of offer of reinstatement, less net earnings as provided; to make whole nine of the reinstated employees for any loss of pay in consequence of discrimination, by paying each of them his lost wages "from the date of the discrimination to the date of the intermediate report of the Trial Examiner, and from the date of this order to the date of the offer of reinstatement, less his net earnings," with deductions to be made in the manner described in the order.

(4) It was directed that one individual employee, Guy Lewis, should be placed upon a preferential list for reinstatement when his former, or a substantially equivalent position should become available; and that he be paid wage losses as prescribed in the order.

(5) Further direction was given that notices, as prescribed, should be posted and maintained in conspicuous places in each department of the respondent's plant, and that the Regional Director should be notified as to what steps respondent has taken to comply with the order.

(6) The complaint of six employees was dismissed, and the complaint of ten other employees was dismissed without prejudice.

Procedure in conformity with the statute, Title 29, Section 160(e), U.S.C.A., has brought the validity of this order within the circumscribed power of review of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals. As usual in cases of this category, the sole issue for determination here is whether the record reveals substantial evidence to support the findings of fact upon which the National Labor Relations Board based its order, commanding respondent to cease and desist and to obey by affirmative action, as therein directed.

It is recognized that "the findings of the Board as to the facts, if supported by evidence, shall be conclusive." 49 Stat. 449, Section 10(e).

The respondent, a Michigan manufacturer of industrial and pharmaceutical chemicals distributed throughout the nation, contends, however, that its discharge of the supposed ring leaders of a suspected strike movement and its participation...

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  • National Labor Relations Board v. Transportation Management Corp, No. 82-168
    • United States
    • United States Supreme Court
    • June 15, 1983
    ...cert. denied, 308 U.S. 568, 60 S.Ct. 81, 84 L.Ed. 477 (1939); Dow Chemical Co., 13 N.L.R.B. 993, 1023 (1939), enforced in relevant part, 117 F.2d 455 (CA6 1941); Republic Creosoting Co., 19 N.L.R.B. 267, 294 (1940). In Consumers Research, the Board rejected the position that "antecedent to ......
  • American Enka Corp. v. National Labor Relations Bd., No. 4733.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (4th Circuit)
    • April 7, 1941
    ...L.Ed. 1043; Subin v. N. L. R. B., 3 Cir., 112 F.2d 326, certiorari denied 61 S.Ct. 38, 85 L.Ed. ___; N. L. R. B. v. Dow Chem. Co., 6 Cir., 117 F.2d 455, and Wilson & Co. v. N. L. R. B., 8 Cir., 103 F.2d 243. Union permitted to use company bulletin boards, N. L. R. B. v. Fansteel M. Corp., s......
  • National Labor Relations Bd. v. Niles Fire Brick Co., No. 8857.
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    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (6th Circuit)
    • December 5, 1941
    ...by evidence. Triplex Screw Co. v. National Labor Relations Board, supra; National Labor Relations Board v. Dow Chemical Co., 6 Cir., 117 F.2d 455. Refusal to reinstate Union members while retaining new employees hired during and after the strike, which, according to the finding of the Board......
  • National Labor Relations Board v. Thompson Products, No. 10116.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (6th Circuit)
    • June 5, 1947
    ...by the employer, was authorized to order the disestablishment of A&AWA. National Labor Relations Board v. Dow Chemical Co., 6 Cir., 117 F. 2d 455. The order is addressed to the employer, and requires him to withdraw recognition of the union disestablished as a bargaining representative. Nat......
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  • National Labor Relations Board v. Transportation Management Corp, No. 82-168
    • United States
    • United States Supreme Court
    • June 15, 1983
    ...cert. denied, 308 U.S. 568, 60 S.Ct. 81, 84 L.Ed. 477 (1939); Dow Chemical Co., 13 N.L.R.B. 993, 1023 (1939), enforced in relevant part, 117 F.2d 455 (CA6 1941); Republic Creosoting Co., 19 N.L.R.B. 267, 294 (1940). In Consumers Research, the Board rejected the position that "antecedent to ......
  • American Enka Corp. v. National Labor Relations Bd., No. 4733.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (4th Circuit)
    • April 7, 1941
    ...L.Ed. 1043; Subin v. N. L. R. B., 3 Cir., 112 F.2d 326, certiorari denied 61 S.Ct. 38, 85 L.Ed. ___; N. L. R. B. v. Dow Chem. Co., 6 Cir., 117 F.2d 455, and Wilson & Co. v. N. L. R. B., 8 Cir., 103 F.2d 243. Union permitted to use company bulletin boards, N. L. R. B. v. Fansteel M. Corp., s......
  • National Labor Relations Bd. v. Niles Fire Brick Co., No. 8857.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (6th Circuit)
    • December 5, 1941
    ...by evidence. Triplex Screw Co. v. National Labor Relations Board, supra; National Labor Relations Board v. Dow Chemical Co., 6 Cir., 117 F.2d 455. Refusal to reinstate Union members while retaining new employees hired during and after the strike, which, according to the finding of the Board......
  • National Labor Relations Board v. Thompson Products, No. 10116.
    • United States
    • United States Courts of Appeals. United States Court of Appeals (6th Circuit)
    • June 5, 1947
    ...by the employer, was authorized to order the disestablishment of A&AWA. National Labor Relations Board v. Dow Chemical Co., 6 Cir., 117 F. 2d 455. The order is addressed to the employer, and requires him to withdraw recognition of the union disestablished as a bargaining representative. Nat......
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