Defendant, a member of a machinist's union, was indicted for violation of a city ordinance which prohibited peaceful picketing except by employees employed three months or more at a place of business and who had been so employed within sixty days of the commencement of the picketing. A state statute modeled on the Norris-LaGuardia Act authorized the giving of publicity of labor disputes and forbade the issuing of injunctions for designated types of labor controversies. Held, that the ordinance was void and that the defendant was entitled to picket peacefully a company which had never employed him, but which was engaged in a labor dispute with the employees who belonged to the machinist's union. City of Yakima v. Gorham, 200 Wash. 564, 94 P. (2d) 180 (1939).
Kenneth J. Nordstrom,
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