IBEW vs. the City of Palm Springs et al. Records

Collection Number: 5369

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
IBEW vs. the City of Palm Springs et al. Records, 1957
Collection Number:
5369
Creator:
Stephenson, Walter L.;
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
Quantity:
0.3 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records (documents).
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Briefs and petitions relating to "right to work" case in District Court of the State of California, 4th District, 4th Civil No. 5592, Oct. 15, 1957.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

This case questions the legality of a "right to work" ordinance enacted by a municipality in a state where such legislation does not exist.
The case in point, Walter L. Stephenson vs. the City of Palm Springs, California, was initially entered before the Superior Court of the State of California. The Court ruled in favor of the plaintiff that the City could not enforce the ordinance. The City thereupon appealed the decision to the District Court of Appeals, which sustained the lower court.
Among the questions posed by the appellant were: may municipalities within the State of California enact right to work ordinances? Does the Taft-Hartley Act apply despite the fact that interstate commerce cannot be shown? Does the pre-emption of Sec 14(b) to state and territorial law apply to municipalities as well? And can the ordinance be applied to employees dealing strictly in intrastate commerce? The answers to these questions are dealt with in depth throughout the testimony.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Stephenson, Walter L.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
California. District Court (4th Disctrict)

Subjects:
Right to labor
Unemployment -- California.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)


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Cite As:
IBEW vs. the City of Palm Springs et al. Records #5369. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5414 mf: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Arbitration Files on Microfilm

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1957
Oct. 15, 1957.
Box 1 Folder 2 1957
Oct. 15, 1957.
Box 1 Folder 3 1957
Oct. 15, 1957.
Box 1 Folder 4 1957
Oct. 15, 1957.
Box 1 Folder 5 1957
Oct. 15, 1957.