Both the Brewery Workers Union and the Teamsters Union, members of the American Federation of Labor, demanded jurisdiction over drivers of brewery wagons and trucks. In 1933, the Federation decided the controversy in favor of the Teamsters Union. The Brewery Workers Union refused to abide by this decision and filed suit for an injunction to restrain the Teamsters Union and the Federation from carrying out the decision. The lower court granted the injunction, construing the certificate of participation granted the Brewery Workers Union by the Federation as giving a contract right of prior and exclusive jurisdiction over the disputed group of workers. Held, the lower court had no jurisdiction to issue the injunction, because a labor dispute under the Norris-La Guardia Act existed and the conditions of that act had not been satisfied; as to the merits, the decision of the Federation did not breach its contract with its member union. Green v. Obergfell, (App. D. C. 1941) 121 F. (2d) 46.
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