LABOR: Back & Forward

The U. S. Supreme Court this week handed the National Labor Relations Board its first serious setback in litigation, at the same time broadened its already vast powers over U. S. industry. In Consolidated Edison Co. of N. Y. v. NLRB, the Court ruled:

1) That NLRB, lacking sufficient evidence, illegally voided contracts between Consolidated and A. F. of L.'s big International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

2) That NLRB has authority over the utility and (by inference) over any other company which operates in only one State but affects essential services in other...

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