American Federation of Labor v. Swing - 312 U.S. 321 (1941)


U.S. Supreme Court

American Federation of Labor v. Swing, 312 U.S. 321 (1941)

American Federation of Labor v. Swing

No. 56

Argued December 13, 1940

Decided February 10, 1941

312 U.S. 321

Syllabus

The constitutional guarantee of freedom of discussion is infringed by the common law policy of a State limiting peaceful picketing by labor unions to cases in which the controversy is between the employer and his own employees. Pp. 312 U. S. 323, 312 U. S. 325.

372 Ill. 91, 22 N.E.2d 857, reversed.

Certiorari, 310 U.S. 620, to review the affirmance of a decree of the Appellate Court of Illinois, 298 Ill.App. 63, 18 N.E.2d 258, which directed an injunction against picketing of a beauty shop by a labor union. The plaintiffs were the proprietor Swing and his employees.

Page 312 U. S. 323



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