Lillian Jacobs, Miriam Jacobs, Mary Harris, And Tina Zorovich, D/b/a Skyview Transportation Co.; Atlantic Taxi Corp.; Gulf Taxi Corp.; Pacific Taxi Corp.; Northern Taxi Corp.; And Beacon Taxi Corp., Employer And Local 643, International Brotherhood Of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen And Helpers Of America, Afl, Petitioner, 1895 (1950)

Docket Number:%-RC-1505
Party Name:1897
 
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In the Matter of LILLIAN JACOBS, MIRIAM JACOBS, MARY HARRIS, AND TINA ZOROVICH, D/B/A SKYVIEW TRANSPORTATION CO.; ATLANTIC TAXI CORP.; GULF TAXI CORP.; PACIFIC TAXI CORP.; NORTHERN TAXI CORP.; AND BEACON TAXI CORP., EMPLOYER and LOCAL 643,

INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, CHAUFFEURS, WAREHOUSEMEN AND HELPERS OF AMERICA, AFL, PETITIONER Case No. %-RC-1505.-Decided August 15,1950 DECISION AND ORDER Upon a petition duly filed under Section 9 (c) of the National Labor Relations Act, a hearing was held before Merton C. Bernstein, hearing officer. The hearing officer's rulings made at the hearing are free from prejudicial error and are hereby affirmed.' Upon the entire record in this case, the Board makes the following:

FINDINGS OF FACT THE BUSINESS OF THE EMPLOYER The Employer 2 is engaged in the taxicab transportation business in the City of New York, New York. Its sole garage and office is located within New York City. It operates a total of 198 taxicabs driven by approximately 600 drivers.

The Employer's present fleet of taxicabs was purchased in 1947 for $422,010. These taxicabs were manufactured in Michigan and were purchased pursuant to a contract executed in New York City, with the James E. Waters Corporation, which has an exclusive agency agreement with the Detroit fabricator, Waters Manufacturing Co., Inc.

The serial and motor numbers of the cabs which were to be shipped to the Employer were wired to the Employer before the taxicabs left 1The Employer's request for oral argument is denied inasmuch as we believe the issues and positions of the parties were adequately presented in the record and the briefs.

2 The Skyview Transportation Company, a partnership, operates and maintains all the taxicabs owned by the above-named corporations. All employees are carried on the payroll of Skyview. It was stipulated by the parties that the Skyview Company and the corporations named in the caption are one employer for the purpose of this proceeding.

90 NLRB No. 268.

Michigan. Freight charges were paid by the Employer. The normal life of a taxicab in New York City is approximately 2 years.

Taxicab tires are rented by the Employer on a mileage basis from the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, an Ohio manufacturer. The taxicabs are purchased without tires and the rented tires are sent from Ohio to Michigan to be placed on newly purchased cabs. Tire replacements are ordered from Ohio by the Employer through the lessor's New York representative...

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