Woodruff & Edwards, Inc. And International Molders & Foundry Workers Union Of North America, Affiliated With The A. F. Of L., 603 (1943)
In the Matter of WooDRUFF & EDWARDS, INC. and INTERNATIONAL MOLDERs & FOUNDRY WORKERS UNION OF NORTH AMERICA, AFFILIATED WITH THE A. F. OF L.Case No. R-483&3.-Decided February 15,1943 Jurisdiction: castings manufacturing industry. Investigation and Certification of Representatives: existence of question: refusal to accord petitioner recognition; election necessary. Unit Appropriate for Collective Bargaining: production and maintenance employees, excluding guards, supervisors, non-working foremen, office employees, clerical employees, truck drivers, and high school students; stipulation as to. Fyffe & Clarke, by Mr. John Harrington, of Chicago, Ill., for the Company. Mr. William Lorenz,'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 International Molders & Foundry Workers Union of North America, affiliated with the A. F. of L., herein called the Union, alleging that a question affecting commerce had arisen concerning the representation of employees of Woodruff & Edwards, Inc., Elgin, 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 February 4, 1943. 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. THE BUSINESS OF THE COMPANY Woodruff & Edwards, Inc., is a Delaware corporation with its principal place of business at Elgin, Illinois, where it is engaged in the manufacture, sale and distribution of grey iron and non-ferrous castings. During 1942 the Company purchased raw materials valued at about $500,000, approximately 80 percent of which was shipped to it from points outside the State of Illinois. During the same period the Company sold finished products valued in excess of $1,000,000, approximately 75 percent of which was shipped to points outside the State of Illinois. II. THE ORGANIZATION INVOLVED International Molders & Foundry Workers Unioni of North America is a labor organization affiliated with the American Federation of Labor, admitting...
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