Armour And Company, Doing Business As Armoulr Creameries, Monett, Missouri, And Amalgamated Meat Cutters And Butcher Workmen Of North America, A. F. Of L., 518 (1945)

Docket Number:17-R-1143
Party Name:520
 
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In the Matter of ARMOUR AND COMPANY, DOING BUSINESS AS ARMOUlR CREAMERIES, MONETT, MISSOURI, and AMALGAMATED MEAT CUTTERS AND BUTCHER WORKMEN OF NORTH AMERICA, A. F. OF L.

Case No. 17-R-1143.--Decided August 4, 1945 Mr. J. W. Post, of Chicago, Il1., and Mr. Ralph McCorkle, of Monett,

Mo., for the Company.

Messrs. Leo LaFauce, and Marvin W. Cook, of St. Louis, Mo., both for the Union.

Mr. A. Sumner Lawrence, of counsel to the Board.

DECISION AND DIRECTION OF ELECTION STATEMENT OF THE CASE Upon a petition duly filed by Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, A. F. of L., herein called the Union, alleging that a question affecting commerce had arisen concerning the representation of employees of Armour and Company, doing business as Armour Creameries, Monett, Missouri, herein called the Company, the National Labor Relations Board provided for an appropriate hearing upon due notice before Margaret L. Fassig, Trial Examiner. Said hearing was held at Monett, Missouri, on June 23, 1945. The Company and the Union appeared and participated. All parties 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. All parties were afforded an opportunity to file briefs with the Board.

Upon the entire record in the case, the Board makes the following:

FINDINGS OF FACT I. THE BUSINESS OF THE COMPANY Armour and Company, an Illinois corporation during business as Armour Creameries, Monett, Missouri, is engaged at its Monett, Missouri, plant, the only plant involved in this proceeding, in the slaugh 518 519 tering of livestock and poultry and processing of such articles together with meat, produce, eggs, butter, and cream. During the year 1944, the,Company purchased and sold at its Monett plant approximately 1,250,000 pounds of poultry and approximately 20,000 cases of eggs, and also handle approximately 20,000 pounds of butter fat in cream. Of the various food products other than cream presently handled by the Company's Monett plant, approximately 90 percent is under contract either directly or indirectly with the United States Government.

The Company admits that it is engaged in commerce within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act.

  1. THE ORGANIZATION INVOLVED Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, affiliated with the...

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