Martin Dyeing & Finishing Company And Textile Workers Union Of America, C. I. O., 1513 (1943)

Docket Number:4--R-l--O5
Party Name:1515
 
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In the Matter of MARTIN DYEING & FINISHING COMPANY and TEXTILE WORKERS UNION OF AMERICA, C. I. O.

Case No. 4--R-l--O5.--Decided October 22, 1943 Mr. A. R. McAllister, Jr., of Bridgeton, N. J., for the Company.

Mr. M. H. Goldstein, of Philadelphia, Pa., for C. I. O.

Mr. William F. Kelly, of Philadelphia, Pa., for the A. F. of L.

Mr. Joseph W. Kulkis, of counsel to the Board.

DECISION AND DIRECTION OF ELECTION STATEMENT OF THE CASE Upon petition duly filed by Textile Workers Union of America,

  1. I. O., herein called the C. I. O., alleging that a question affecting commerce had arisen concerning the representation of employees of Martin Dyeing & Finishing Company, Bridgeton, New Jersey, herein called the Company, the National Labor Relations Board provided for an appropriate hearing upon due notice before Robert H. Kleeb, Trial Examiner. Said hearing was held at Bridgeton, New Jersey, on October 4, 1943. The Company, the C. I. O., and the United Textile Workers of America, A. F. of L., herein called the A. F. L., appeared, participated, and were afforded full opportunity to be heard, to examine and cross-examine witnesses, to introduce evidence bearing on the issues, and to file briefs with the Board. The A. F. L.'s motion to dismiss the petition was reserved to the Board by the Trial Examiner. For reasons hereinafter set forth, the motion is hereby denied.

    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 Martin Dyeing & Finishing Company, a New Jersey corporation, owns and operates a dyeing and finishing plant at Bridgeton, New Jersey, where it is engaged in the business of dyeing and finishing piece goods for the account of others. During the year 1942, the Company purchased goods for use at its Bridgeton plant, valued in excess of $500,000, of which over 95 percent was shipped to said plant from points outside the State of New Jersey. During the same period the Company's shipments were in excess of $500,000, of which over 75 percent was shipped to points outside of New Jersey. The Company admits that it is engaged in commerce within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act.

    1. THE ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED Textile Workers Union of America, affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations, and United Textile Workers of America, affiliated with the American...

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