Walker Electrical Company, Inc., Employer And Local Union B-613, International Brother-hood Of Electrical Worker~s, Afl, Petitioner, 1164 (1947)

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In the Matter Of WALKER ELECTRICAL COMPANY, INC., EMPLOYER and LOCAL UNION B-613, INTERNATIONAL BROTHER-HOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKER~S, AFL, PETITIONER Case No. 1O-R-Y3446.-Decided May 19, 1947 Messrs. Elliott Goldstein and A. G. Bosanko, both of Atlanta, Ga., for the Employer.

Messrs. Ho'ward Ti. Durand and E. TV. -Collier, both of Atlanta, Ga., for the Petitioner.

Messrs. Paul Chipman and F. H. King, both of Atlanta, Ga., for the Machinists.

Mr. W'arren H. Leland, of counsel to the Board.

DECISION AND DIRECTION OF ELECTION Upon a petition duly filed, hearing in this case was held at Atlanta,

Georgia, on April 92, 1947, before W. G. Stuart Sherman, hearing officer.

The hearing officer's rulings made at the hearing are free from prejudicial error and are hereby affirmed.

Upon the entire record in the case, the National Labor Relations Board makes the following:

FINDINGS or, FACT I. THE BUSINESS OF THlE EMPLOYER Walker Electrical Company, Inc., is a Georgia corporation with its principal office and place of business in Atlanta, Georgia, where it is engaged in the manufacture, sale, and. distribution of electrical equipne~nt. During the past year, the Employer purchased raw materials valued in excess of $100,000, approximately 90 percent of which was received from points outside the State of Georgia. During the same period, the Employer manufactured products valued in excess of $1,000,000, approximately 75 percent of which was sold and shipped to points outside the State.

The Employer admits and we find that it is engaged in commerce within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act.

1164 1165 II. THE ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED The Petitioner is a labor organization affiliated with the American Federation of Labor, claiming to represent employees of the Employer.

International Association of Machinists, herein called the Machinists, is a labor organization, claiming to represent employees of the Employer.

III. THE QUESTION CONCERNING REPRESENTATION The Employer and the Machinists have been bound by collective bargaining agreements from 1942 through October 1946. On August 30, 1946, the Machinists, advised the Employer that it wished to negotiate certain changes in their existing contract for the forthcoming contract period. Subsequently, the Machinists notified the Employer that an entirely new agreement would have to be negotiated. The contract term expired on October 1, 1946, and although several meetings were held by the parties between August and December 1946, a...

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