No. 71-895.

409 U.S. 48 (1972)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided November 7, 1972.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Peter G. Nash argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs were Solicitor General Griswold, Samuel Huntington, Patrick Hardin, Norton J. Come, and Linda Sher.

Norman H. Kirshman argued the cause for respondent. With him on the briefs was Louis R. Garcia.

Briefs of amici curiae were filed by J. Albert Woll, Laurence Gold, and Thomas E. Harris for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, and by Milton Smith, Jerry Kronenberg, and Gerard C. Smetana for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States.

MR. JUSTICE STEWART delivered the opinion of the Court.

The respondent is a moving and storage company based in Santa Maria, California. In August 1967, Local 381 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America began a campaign to organize the employees of moving and storage firms in the area. By September 21, five of the respondent's employees had signed union authorization cards; it is undisputed that they constituted...

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