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DOUDS v. ASSOCIATED MUSICIANS OF GREATER NEW YORK

May 27, 1954

DOUDS
v.
ASSOCIATED MUSICIANS OF GREATER NEW YORK, LOCAL 802, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS, AFL et al.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: CONGER

This matter came on to be heard upon the verified petition of Charles T. Douds, Regional Director of the Second Region of the National Labor Relations Board (herein called the Board), for a temporary injunction, pursuant to Section 10(l) of the National Labor Relations Act, as amended 29 U.S.C.A. § 160(l) (herein called the Act), pending the final adjudication of the Board with respect to the matters set forth in said petition, and upon the issuance of an order to show cause why injunctive relief should not be granted as prayed therein. Respondents appeared and answered and a hearing on the issues raised by the petition was duly held on May 19, 1954. All parties were afforded full opportunity to be heard, examine and cross-examine witnesses, present evidence bearing on the issues, and to argue and submit briefs on the evidence and the law. The Court has fully considered the petition, answer, evidence, and argument and briefs of counsel. Upon the entire record, the Court makes the following:

Findings of Fact

 1. Petitioner is Regional Director of the Second Region of the Board, an agency of the United States, and filed the petition herein for and on behalf of the Board.

 2. Respondent Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802, American Federation of Musicians, AFL (herein called Local 802), an unincorporated association, is a labor organization within the meaning of Section 2(5), 8(b) and 10(l) of the Act, and at all times material herein has been and is now engaged, within this judicial district, in transacting business and in promoting and protecting the interests of its employee members.

 3. Respondent Al Manuti is, and at all times material herein has been, president of respondent Local 802 and has been engaged within this judicial district in promoting and protecting the interests of employee members of respondent Local 802.

 4. On or about April 16, 1954, Gotham Broadcasting Corporation, pursuant to the provisions of the Act, filed a charge with the Board alleging that respondents have engaged in, and are engaging in unfair labor practices within the meaning of Section 8(b), subsection (4)(A) of the Act.

 5. Said charge was thereafter referred to petitioner as Regional Director of the Second Region of the Board for investigation. Petitioner has investigated said charge.

 6. There is, and petitioner has reasonable cause to believe that:

 (a) Gotham Broadcasting Corporation (herein called Gotham), a Delaware corporation, has its principal office in the County and State of New York, and owns and operates radio broadcasting station WINS, with studios located at 28 West 44th Street in the County and City of New York and a transmitter at Lyndhurst, New Jersey. In the conduct of its said business, Gotham annually furnishes services valued at more than $ 750,000 to corporations, companies, and persons engaged in interstate commerce. The broadcasts of WINS reach audiences in the States of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Gotham also furnishes programs which are broadcast from radio stations in other States.

 (b) Respondent Local 802 represents musicians formerly employed at WINS Broadcasting Studios at 28 W.44th Street, in the County and State of New York, and since about April 1, 1954, has been on strike against Gotham over terms of a collective bargaining agreement and has been picketing Gotham's said broadcasting studio.

 (c) Daniel R. Topping and Del E. Webb, co-partners under the firm name and style of New York Yankees (herein called Yankees), are the owners and operators of the baseball team known as the New York Yankees and the lessees of the ball park in the County of Bronx, State of New York, known as the Yankee Stadium. Yankees, together with River Operating Company, Inc. (herein called River), and Allied Maintenance Corporation (herein called Allied), operate and maintain the Yankee Stadium. River has the radio broadcasting rights for home games of the New York Yankees.

 (d) Harry M. Stevens, Inc. (herein called Stevens) and Yankee Stadium Club, Inc. (herein called Stadium Club) operate food, refreshment, restaurant and other concessions in said Yankee Stadium.

 (e) Parkway Sporting Club, Inc. (herein called Parkway) operates the Eastern Parkway Rink in the County of Kings, City of New York, for holding boxing exhibitions, and leases food, refreshment and other concessions in said Rink to various firms (herein called Parkway concessionaires).

 (f) Exhibitions at Yankee Stadium and Eastern Parkway Rink are attended, in the course of their employment, by employees of various television and radio broadcasting companies, newspapers, wire services, ...


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