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National Labor Relations Board v. John J. Corbett Press Inc.

decided: October 17, 1968.

NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD, PETITIONER
v.
THE JOHN J. CORBETT PRESS, INC., RESPONDENT



Smith, Kaufman and Hays, Circuit Judges.

Author: Hays

HAYS, C. J.:

The Board seeks enforcement of an order based upon a finding that respondent violated Section 8(a)(5) of the National Labor Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. ยง 158(a)(5) (1964),*fn1 by refusing to sign a collective bargaining agreement negotiated with the New Haven Typographical Union, No. 47, by a multi-employer bargaining unit of which respondent was a member. Since we find that the Board's action is supported by the record, we grant enforcement.

The evidence credited by the Board reveals the following:

For some fifteen years respondent has bargained with the union as a member of a multi-employer bargaining unit known as "New Haven Employing Printers." Each of the collective agreements thus negotiated has been embodied in a single document and signed by officials of the employing companies.

Negotiations for a collective agreement to run from March 1, 1965 began in February 1965 and continued into November of that year. The parties had reached agreement on "pretty near everything" except a pension plan. The union was to submit the proposed agreement to a vote of its membership. On December 8, 1965, respondent sent the following letter to Wayne Elwell, the chairman of the bargaining committee for the employers (with a copy to the union):

"Dear Mr. Elwell:

The Members of International Typographical Union Local 47, have left the positions they held in my composing room. There are no longer any I.T.U. members employed at Corbett Press.

I, therefore, am withdrawing from the New Haven Union Employing Printers Multiple Bargaining Unit, which negotiates with I.T.U. Local 47, effective immediately.

I withdraw my designation of authority from this group to represent me in future negotiations with International Typographical Union, Local 47.

Very truly yours,

THE JOHN J. CORBETT PRESS

/s/ Robert E. ...


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