United Employees Ass'n v. National Labor Relations Bd.

Decision Date28 April 1938
Docket NumberNo. 6656.,6656.
Citation96 F.2d 875
CourtU.S. Court of Appeals — Third Circuit

Charles L. McCormick and R. L. McDonald, both of Pittsburgh, Pa., for petitioner.

Charles Fahy, General Counsel, Robert Watts, Associate General Counsel, and Malcolm F. Halliday, all of Washington, D. C., for respondent.

Before BUFFINGTON and DAVIS, Circuit Judges, and DICKINSON, District Judge.

DAVIS, Circuit Judge.

On June 16, 1937, the United Electrical & Radio Workers of America, Railway Equipment Workers Local No. 610, hereinafter called the Union, filed a petition for investigation and certification, under section 9(c) of the National Labor Relations Act, 29 U.S.C.A. § 159(c), of the United Employees Association, hereinafter called the Association, an unincorporated labor organization in the plant at Wilmerding, Pa., of the Westinghouse Airbrake Company, hereinafter called the Company. A hearing was held on September 9, 1937, and at the hearing, the Association was permitted to intervene.

As a part of the investigation an election was held on November 9, 1937, under the direction of the National Labor Relations Board, hereinafter called the Board, and on December 4, 1937, the Board certified to the Company that:

"* * * United Electrical and Radio Workers of America, Railway Equipment Workers Local No. 610 has been designated and selected by a majority of the production and maintenance employees of the Westinghouse Airbrake Company at its Wilmerding, Pennsylvania, plant, except superintendents, foreman, assistant foreman, group leaders, working group leaders, inspectors, clerical employees and all employees in the engineering and drafting departments, as their representative for the purposes of collective bargaining, and that, pursuant to Section 9(a) of the Act, United Electrical and Radio Workers of America, Railway Equipment Workers Local No. 610 is the exclusive representative of all such employees for the purposes of collective bargaining in respect to rates of pay, wages, hours of employment, and other conditions of employment."

The case is here on petition of five persons in their representative capacity as officers of the Association and as individuals, praying that a review of the proceedings before the Board be allowed, that the decision and certification of the Board be set aside, that an election be ordered fixing a proper date of employment as a requisite for the eligibility of voters and the classification of employees to constitute an appropriate unit for collective bargaining, that the Board be ordered to certify and file in this court a transcript of the record before it, and that the allowance of the review act as a stay of further proceedings before the Board until the questions to be raised in the review are determined.

The Board appeared specially and urged us to dismiss the petition on the ground that at this stage of the proceedings, this court has no jurisdiction.

The petitioner admits that it may not have a judicial review of any action of the Board...

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