American Federation of Labor v. SwingAnnotate this Case
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
Argued December 13, 1940
Decided February 10, 1941
312 U.S. 321
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.