Soo Woolen Mills And Local Industrial Union No. 1182, Unite Retail, Wholesale And Department Store Employebs Or America, C. 1. 0., 669 (1942)

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In the Matter of Soo WOOLEN MILLS and LOCAL INDUSTRIAL UNION No.

1182, UNITE RETAIL, WHOLESALE AND DEPARTMENT STORE EMPLOYEBs or AMERICA, C. 1. 0.

Case No. R-4.430.-Decided November 18, 19421 Jurisdiction: textile manufacturing industry.

Investigation and Certification of Represenltatives: existence of question: refusal to bargain with petitioner until certified by the Board; election necessary.

Ujnit Appropriate for Collective Bargaining: all production and maintenance employees, excluding office, clerical, and supervisory employees.

Mr. F. P. Sullivan, and Mr. John R. Cullis, of Sault Ste. Marie,

Mich., for the Company.

Mr. Charles V/an Dusen, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., for the Union.

Mr. Leo J. Hlalloran, of counsel to the Board.

DECISION AND DIRECTION OF ELECTION STATEMENT OF THE CASE Upon petition duly filed by Local Industrial Union No. 1182, affiliated with the United Retail, Wholesale and Department Store employees of America, C. I. 0., herein called the Union, alleging that a question affecting commerce had arisen concerning the representation of employees of Soo Woolen Mills, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, herein called the Company, the National Labor Relations Board provided for an appropriate hearing upon due notice before Clarence A. Meter,

Trial Examiner. Said hearing was held at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, on October 22, 1942. The Company and the Union appeared, participated, and were afforded full opportunity to be heard, to examine and cross-examine 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 1. THE BUSINESS OF THE COMPANY Soo Woolen Mills, a, Michigan corporation, with its office and place of business at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, is engaged in the manufac'

ture and sale of woolen goods. During the year 1941, the Company used raw materials, including wool, cotton, strips, dyes, and chemicals, to the approximate value of $150,000, of which about 50 percent was imported from points outside the State of Michigan. The annual approximate value of sales is between $200,000, and $225,000, of which about 27 percent is shipped to points outside the State of Michigan.

II. THIE ORGANIZATION INVOLVED Local Industrial Union No. 1182, affiliated with the United Retail,

Wholesale and Department Store Employees and the Congress of Industrial Organizations, is a...

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