National Affairs: Sit-Down Out

When 63 gassed, weeping, retching sit-downers fled from two North Chicago plants in 1937, they presented U. S. Labor and jurisprudence with the celebrated case of NLRB v. Fansteel Metallurgical Corp. (TIME, March 1, 1937, et. seq.). Issue: Sit-down v. Property.

This week the U. S. Supreme Court, reversing an NLRB order to Fansteel to rehire the strikers, ruled out the sit-down for good & all. Said Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes (Justices Reed & Black dissenting in part*): "The employes had the right to strike, but they had no license to commit acts...

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