[308 U.S. 241, 242] Messrs. Frank Murphy, Atty. Gen., and Charles Fahy, of Washington, D. C., for petitioner.
Mr. H. H. Rumble, of Norfolk, Va., for respondent.
Mr. Frank A. Kearney, of Phoebus, Va., for Employees' Representative Committee, Intervener.
Mr. Justice ROBERTS delivered the opinion of the Court.
In a case duly instituted and heard, the National Labor Relations Board issued an order,1 pursuant to the provisions of Sec. 10(c)2 of the National Labor Relations Act, requiring the respondent, Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company: (1) to cease and desist from (a) dominating or otherwise interfering with the administration of the Employees' Representative Committee, a labor organization,3 or the formation or administration of any other labor organization of its employes; (b) from [308 U.S. 241, 243] interfering with, restraining, or coercing its employes in the exercise of the right guaranteed them by Sec. 74 of the Act. The order further required the company (2) to take affirmative action, namely: (a) to withdraw all recognition from the Committee as the representative of any of its employes for the purpose of dealing with the company concerning labor conditions and wages, and completely to disestablish the Committee as such representative; (b) to post copies of the order throughout the plant; (c) to maintain said notices for thirty days; and (d) to notify the Board's Regional Director of the steps taken to comply with the order.
The order was based upon findings that the respondent had dominated and interfered with the formation and administration of the Committee, had contributed to it financial and other support, and was still dominating and interfering with the Committee, contrary to Sec. 8(1) and (2)5 of the Act.