Armstrong-blum Manufacturing Company And United Electrical, Radio And Machine Workers Of America, Local 1114, C. I. O., 566 (1942)

Docket Number:R-427'
Party Name:568
 
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In the Matter of ARMSTRONG-BLUM MANUFACTURING COMPANY and UNITED ELECTRICAL, RADIO AND MACHINE WORKERS OF AMERICA,

LOCAL 1114, C. I. O.

Case No. R-427'.-Decided September 28, 19D Jurisdiction: machinery manufacturing industry.

Investigation and Certification of Representatives: existence of question: refusal to accord petitioner recognition; election necesary.

Unit Appropriate for Collective Bargaining: production and maintenance employees, including working foremen and janitors, but excluding superintendents, non-working foremen, supervisors, office and clerical employees, and plant guards.

Fyffe & Clarke, by Mr. Albert J. Smith, of Chicago, Ill., for the Company.

Mr. E. V. Roose, of Chicago, Ill., for the Union.

Mr. Louis Cokin, of counsel to the Board.

DECISION AND DIRECTION OF ELECTION ~ STATEMENT OF THE CASE Upon petition duly filed by United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, Local 1114, C. I. 0., herein called the Union, alleging that a question affecting commerce had arisen concerning the representation of employees of Armstrong-Blum Manufacturing Company, Chicago, Illinois, herein called the Company, the National Labor Relations Board provided for an appropriate hearing upon due notice before Robert T. Drake, Trial Examiner. Said hearing was held at Chicago, Illinois, on September 9, 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 I. TIE BUSINESS OF THE COMPANY Armstrong-Blum Manufacturing Company is an Illinois corporation with its principal place of business at Chicago, Illinois, where it is engaged in the manufacture and sale of automatic high speed 566 saws, metal band sawing machines, hack sawing machines, drill press vises, rod cutters, shears, and punches. During the first 6 months of 1942, the Company purchased raw materials valued in excess of $100,000, approximately 25 percent of which was shipped to it from outside Illinois. During the same period the Company sold finished products valued in excess of $200,000, approximately 90 percent of which was shipped out of Illinois.

  1. THE ORGANIZATION INVOLVED United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, Local 1114, is a...

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