National Affairs: Apex Decision

Because unions are combinations in potential restraint of trade, indiscriminate application of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act to them would raise hob with U. S. Labor. In particular, unions would lose their most potent weapon: the strike.

This week, in the case of Apex Hosiery Co. v. a branch of the C. I. O. hosiery workers' union in Philadelphia, the U. S. Supreme Court decided the status of unions under the Sherman Act. Essence of the decision: strikes (including sitdowns), organizational drives, other normal union activities are not within the act's purview. But unions "are to some extent and in some circumstances...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!