388 F2d 679 National Labor Relations Board v. Local Union No United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry

388 F.2d 679

NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD, Petitioner,
v.
LOCAL UNION NO. 38, UNITED ASSOCIATION OF JOURNEYMEN AND
APPRENTICES OF the PLUMBING AND PIPE FITTING
INDUSTRY OF the UNITED STATES AND
CANADA, AFL-CIO, Respondent.

No. 21743.

United States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit.

Jan. 10, 1968.

Arnold Ordman, Gen. Counsel, Dominick L. Manoli, Assoc. Gen. Counsel, Marcel Mallet-Prevost, Asst. Gen. Counsel, George B. Driesen, John I. Taylor, Attys., Washington, D.C., Roy O. Hoffman, Director, N.L.R.B., San Francisco, Cal., for appellant.

Joseph R. Grodin, of Neyhart, Grodin & Beeson, Robert J. Scolnik, San Francisco, Cal., for respondent.

Before BARNES and BROWNING, Circuit Judges, and BOLDT, District Judge.

PER CURIAM:

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1

The evidence more than adequately supports the finding that the union secured Havill's discharge primarily because he was not a member of the union, an action clearly unlawful under the Act. Radio Officers Union, etc. v. N.L.R.B., 347 U.S. 17, 40-42, 74 S.Ct. 323, 98 L.Ed. 455 (1954); N.L.R.B. v. Local 776 IATSE, 303 F.2d 513 (9th Cir. 1962).

2

So long as a major or dominant reason for discharge was one proscribed by the Act, it is immaterial that the acting party may have had other legitimate grounds for its action. N.L.R.B. v. Tonkin Corp., 352 F.2d 509 (9th Cir. 1965); Bon Hennings Logging Co. v. N.L.R.B., 308 F.2d 548, 553-555 (9th Cir. 1962).

3

We decree enforcement of the Board's order.