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Washington Coach Co. v. Labor Board, 301 U.S. 142 (1937)

Washington, Virginia & Maryland Coach Co. v.

National Labor Relations Board

No. 469

Argued February 10, 1937

Decided April 12, 1937

301 U.S. 142


1. A corporation engaged in the business of transporting passengers and express, for hire, between points in the District of Columbia and points in Virginia, held an instrumentality of interstate commerce and subject to provisions of the National Labor Relations Act against discharge of employees because of their membership in a union and their advocacy of collective bargaining. P. 301 U. S. 146.

2. The National Labor Relations Act limits the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board to instances within the commerce power, and its orders in excess of its jurisdiction may be challenged by any party aggrieved. P. 301 U. S. 146.

3. Claims not made in the petition for certiorari are not open for decision. P. 301 U. S. 146.

4. Findings of the National Labor Relations Board upon matters within its jurisdiction will not be reversed or modified unless clearly improper or unsupported by substantial evidence. P. 301 U. S. 147.

5. An order of the National Labor Relations Board requiring a common carrier by motor to reinstate in its employment several drivers and garage mechanics found by the Board to have been discharged because of their membership in a union, and to make good the losses of pay due to their discharge, and directing the carrier to post notices of its intention to comply with the Board's order, held valid upon the authority of Labor Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., ante p. 301 U. S. 1. P. 301 U. S. 147.

85 F.2d 990 affirmed.

Certiorari, 299 U.S. 533, to review a judgment for enforcement of an order of the National Labor Relations Board, entered by the court below upon petition of the Board under the National Labor Relations Act. chanroblesvirtualawlibrary

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