Business: Opening a Loophole

In a precedent-making decision last week, the National Labor Relations Board broke open a two-year, union-shop contract between the A. & P. and the A.F.L. covering 250 of the grocery chain's New

York City employees. NLRB, in the first such action in its history, ordered an election to determine if the workers still want the union shop provided in the contract. A month after the contract was made a year ago, a group of employees petitioned for an election to abrogate the union shop. Both union and management, believing the contract ironclad, contended that such an election could not be legally...

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