No. 73-1765.

514 F.2d 156 (1975)

William J. ALVARES et al., Individually and as representatives of a class of persons hereinafter described, Plaintiffs-Appellants, and Thomas Albro et al., Trustee of the Seattle Area Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry Health and Welfare Trust, Nominal Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. Haven ERICKSON et al., Trustees of the Washington State Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry Health and Welfare Trust, Trustee Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

March 10, 1975.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Richard P. Donaldson (argued), of Donaldson & Kiel, Seattle, Wash., for appellants.

William L. Dwyer (argued), Seattle, Wash., for appellees.

Before DUNIWAY and KILKENNY, Circuit Judges, and SWEIGERT, District Judge.


DUNIWAY, Circuit Judge.

The limited issues on this appeal are whether the federal court has jurisdiction of the case under § 301(a) or § 302(e), or both, of the Taft-Hartley Act, 29 U.S.C. §§ 185(a) and 186(e), respectively. The district court found jurisdiction lacking. We reverse.

I. Facts.

In 1946, Local 32 and the other local unions of the United Association of Journeymen' and Apprentices of the Plumbing...

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