A union picketed interstate motor carriers to induce non-union clerical employees to join the union, and caused a shutdown of employers' terminals. The employers sought an injunction to specifically enforce the no-strike clause of the collective bargaining agreement in a federal court under Section 301(a) of the Labor Management Relations Act. The main issue of the principal case was whether Section 301(a) repealed by implication the Norris-LaGuardia Act's specific prohibitions against the issuance of an injunction in a labor dispute. Both the Norris-LaGuardia Act and the National Labor Relations Act have as their general objectives the settling of disputes within the bargaining process. The Norris-LaGuardia Act was passed at a time when there was great instability in the labor movement. The unions were fighting for recognition and the right to bargain collectively with management. These goals having been achieved, it seems only correct that both labor and management should be able to rely upon their contracts and be bound by their freely made agreements.
G. Bradford Cook,
Labor Law—Federal Court Injunction against Breach of No-Strike Clause,
40 Neb. L. Rev. 534
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