Lincoln Federal Labor Union v. Northwestern Iron & Metal Company

PETITIONER: Lincoln Federal Labor Union
RESPONDENT: Northwestern Iron & Metal Co. et al.
LOCATION:

DOCKET NO.: 47
DECIDED BY: Vinson Court (1946-1949)
LOWER COURT:

ARGUED: Nov 08, 1948 / Nov 09, 1948 / Nov 10, 1948
DECIDED: Jan 03, 1949

Facts of the case

In 1946, Nebraska amended its Constitution to provide that no one could be denied employment on the basis of membership or non-membership in a labor organization. A number of labor unions challenged the provision and several other right-to-work laws. This case was decided together with Whitaker v. North Carolina.

Question

Did the Nebraska Constitution as amended violate either the First Amendment or the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?