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YOUNG v. UNITED STEELWORKERS AMERICA. (01/07/64)

THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA


January 7, 1964

YOUNG, APPELLANT,
v.
UNITED STEELWORKERS OF AMERICA.

Appeal, No. 54, Jan. T., 1964, from decree of Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, March T., 1962, No. 1847, in case of Raymond Young v. United Steelworkers of America an Local Union 2323, United Steelworkers of America. Decree affirmed.

COUNSEL

Joseph F. Mulcahy, Jr., for appellant.

Norman M. Berger, with him Gerger & Galfand, for appellees.

Before Bell, C.j., Musmanno, Jones, Cohen, Eagen, O'brien and Roberts, JJ.

[ 413 Pa. Page 91]

OPINION PER CURIAM

In view of our holding in the recent case of Wax v. Int. Mailers Union, 400 Pa. 173, it is clear that the court properly refused to take jurisdiction in the instant case. We there stated that "our jurisdiction can only be sustained where the complaint is grounded solely on injury to the plaintiff's member-union relationship, and which complaint does not seek damages for 'back pay' as a result of interference by the union with employment rights, which remedy the N.L.R.B. is specifically empowered by Section 10(c) to grant in unfair labor practices cases."

Although the plaintiff here complains of the Union's alleged misconduct, the real injury stressed, as resulting from the Union's misconduct, was the termination of the employer-employee relationship, for which he claims back pay. The matter thus falling arguably within the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board, the court below properly declined to take jurisdiction.

The facts in this case do not fall within the exceptions set forth in our most recent decision on the subject: Cosmark v. Struthers Wells Corp., 412 Pa. 211.

Disposition

Affirmed.

19640107

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