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Defendant Teamsters Union and twenty-six individual defendants were convicted for the violation of the Antiracketeering Act. Defendants had by threats of violence forced the owners of all trucks entering the city of New York to pay members of defendant union the regular union wage for driving and unloading a truck regardless of whether the tendered services were accepted. Held, the act was not intended to apply to such labor activity, and defendant did not violate the act if the money was received with the intention of rendering services therefor, even if the services were not accepted. Such payments constituted "bona fide wages," the payment of which was exempted from the operation of the act. United States v. Local 807 of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 315 U.S. 521, 62 S. Ct. 642 (1942).
Harry M. Nayer,
LABOR LAW - ANTIRACKETEERING ACT NOT APPLICABLE TO LABOR UNIONS,
Mich. L. Rev.
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