Cafeteria Employees Union v. Angelos,
320 U.S. 293 (1943)

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Cafeteria Employees Union v. Angelos, 320 U.S. 293 (1943)

Cafeteria Employees Union, Local 302 v. Angelos

No. 36

Argued November 8, 1943

Decided November 22, 1943*

320 U.S. 293


1. In the circumstances of this case, the state court's broad injunction against picketing of places of business by members of a labor organization infringed the constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech. P. 320 U. S. 295.

2. A State cannot, by drawing the circle of economic competition between employers and workers so small as to contain only an employer and those directly employed by him, exclude workmen in a particular industry from presenting their case to the public in a peaceful way. P. 320 U. S. 296.

3. The right to peaceful picketing cannot be taken away merely because, in the course of the picketing, there may have been isolated incidents of abuse falling far short of violence. Drivers' Union v. Meadowmoor Co., 312 U. S. 287, distinguished. P. 320 U. S. 296.

289 N.Y. 498, 507, 46 N.E.2d 903, 908, reversed.

Certiorari, 319 U.S. 778, to review affirmances of decrees granting injunctions against picketing. See also 264 App.Div. 708, 34 N.Y.S.2d 408.

Page 320 U. S. 294

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