No. 336.

322 U.S. 111 (1944)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 24, 1944.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Alvin J. Rockwell, with whom Solicitor General Fahy, Messrs. Robert L. Stern and Frank Donner, and Miss Ruth Weyand were on the brief, for petitioner.

Mr. John M. Hall, with whom Mr. Oscar Lawler was on the brief; Mr. Lewis B. Binford, with whom Mr. Thomas S. Tobin was on the brief; Mr. Edward L. Compton, with whom Mr. H.S. Mac Kay, Jr., was on the brief; and Mr. T.B. Cosgrove, with whom Mr. John N. Cramer was on the brief, — for respondents in Nos. 336, 337, 338, and 339, respectively.

Mr. Arthur W.A. Cowan filed a brief on behalf of the International Printing Pressmen & Assistants' Union, as amicus curiae, in support of petitioner.

MR. JUSTICE RUTLEDGE delivered the opinion of the Court.

These cases arise from the refusal of respondents, publishers of four Los Angeles daily newspapers, to bargain collectively with a union representing newsboys who distribute their papers on the streets of that city. Respondents' contention that they were not required to bargain because the newsboys are not their "employees" within the meaning of that term in the National Labor Relations Act, 49 Stat. 450, 29...

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