Chicago Rotoprint Company And Chicago Web Printing Pressmen's Union No. 7, Subordinate To I. P. P. And Assistants' Union Of North America, A. F. L., 1263 (1942)

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Docket Number:R-.528
 
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In the Matter of CHICAGO ROTOPRINT COMPANY and CHICAGO WEB PRINTING PRESSMEN'S UNION No. 7, SUBORDINATE TO I. P. P. AND ASSISTANTS' UNION OF NORTH AMERICA, A. F. L.

Case No. R-.528.-Decided December 11, 19142 Jurisdiction: printing industry.

Investigation and Certification of Representatives: existence of question: refusal to recognize without certification of the Board; individual contracts held no bar; election necessary.

Unit Appropriate for Collective Bargaining: all pressmen, regular and part-time roll tenders, inspectors, oilers, knife sharpeners, and rubber roller grinders, inkmen, regular packer boys, foremen, and assistant foremen employed in the pressroom, but excluding the general foreman, seasonal packer boys, and all other employees in plant.

Mr. Otto A. Jaburek, of Chicago, Ill., for the Company.

Mr. C. A. Pense and Mr. Raymer J. McKeone, of Chicago, Ill., for the Union.

Miss Muriel J. Levor, of counsel to the Board.

DECISION AND DIRECTION OF ELECTION STATEMENT OF THE CASE Upon an amended petition filed by Chicago Web Printing Pressmen's Union No. 7, Subordinate to I. P. P. and Assistants' Union of North America A. F. L., herein called the Union, alleging that a question affecting commerce had arisen concerning the representation of employees of Chicago Rotoprint Company, Chicago, Illinois, herein called the Company, the National Labor Relations Board provided for an appropriate hearing upon due notice before Robert E. Dickman,

Trial Examiner. Said hearing was held at Chicago, Illinois, on November 12, 1942. The Company and the Union appeared, participated, and were afforded full opportunity to be heard, to examine and crossexamine witnesses, and to introduce evidence bearing on the issues.

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

Upon the entire record in the case, the Board makes the following FINDINGS OF FACT I. THE BUSINESS OF THE COMPANY Chicago Rotoprint Company, an Illinois corporation having its main office and only plant in Chicago, Illinois, is engaged in the business of commercial printing. The Company employs a total of approximately 650 persons. The principal raw materials used by the Company are paper, ink, naptha, copper, and photographic supplies.

The annual purchases of raw materials are in excess of $500,000, of which more than 80 percent is shipped to the Company's plant from sources outside the State of Illinois. The annual sales of printed products of the Company...

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