Polish National Alliance v. Labor Board,
322 U.S. 643 (1944)

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Polish National Alliance v. Labor Board, 322 U.S. 643 (1944)

Polish National Alliance v. National Labor Relations Board

No. 226

Argued January 11, 12, 1944

Decided June 5, 1944

322 U.S. 643


1. In view of the activities of the petitioner in the conduct of its insurance business (described in the opinion), the National Labor Relation Board was justified in concluding that the practices in which the petitioner was found to be and to have been engaged were, within the meaning of the National Labor Relations Act, unfair labor practices "affecting commerce" which the Board was empowered by the Act to prevent. Pp. 322 U. S. 644, 322 U. S. 648.

2. The cultural and fraternal aspects of the petitioner's activities did not except it from the operation of the National Labor Relations Act. P. 322 U. S. 648.

3. The application of the National Labor Relations Act to the activities of the petitioner, though in the business of insurance, was a valid exercise of the power of Congress under the commerce clause of the Federal Constitution. P. 322 U. S. 649.

136 F.2d 175 affirmed.

Certiorari, 320 U.S. 725, to review a decree granting enforcement of an order (as modified) of the National Labor Relations Board, 42 N.L.R.B. 1375.

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