Armour Leather Company And International Fur& Leathu Woeiorks Union, C..., 705 (1944)

Docket Number:5-R-1595
Party Name:708


Case No. 5-R-1595.-Decided July 27, 1944 Mr. James H. Herbert, of New York City, for the Company.

Mr. Hardy Scott, of Asheville, N. C., for the Union.

Mr. Robert Silagi, of counsel to the Board.

DECISION AND DIRECTION OF ELECTION STATEMENT OF THE CASE Upon an amended petition duly filed by International Fur &

Leather Workers Union, C. I. 0., herein called the Union, alleging that a question affecting commerce had arisen concerning the representation of employees of Armour Leather Company, Sylva, North Carolina, herein called the Company, the National Labor Relations Board provided for an appropriate hearing upon due notice before Sidney J. Barban, Trial Examiner. Said hearing was held at Sylva,

North Carolina, on June 27, 1944. 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.

At the hearing the Company moved to dismiss the petition on the ground that no evidence was adduced showing a substantial interest by the petitioner which would justify the direction of an election.

Ruling on the motion was reserved for the Board. For the reasons stated in Section III, footnote 1, infra, the motion is hereby denied.

The Trial Examiner's rulings made at the hearings 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 Leather Company is a division of Armour Company, an Illinois corporation, which operates a plant at Sylva, North Carolina, and eight other plants in four other States. The instant proceeding is concerned solely with the plant in Sylva, North Carolina, which is engaged in the processing of sole and belt leather. During the year 1943 the Company processed hides and used tanning extracts valued at over $50,000, of which 75 percent was shipped to the plant at Sylva from points outside the State of North Carolina. During the same year the Company produced finished goods valued at approximately $85,000, more than 95 percent of which was shipped to points outside the State of North Carolina. No direct purchases or sales were involved since the hides were originally sent to the Sylva plant from other plants of the...

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