National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation

PETITIONER: National Labor Relations Board
RESPONDENT: Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation
LOCATION: Jones & Laughlin Steel Co. Headquarters

DOCKET NO.: 419
DECIDED BY: Hughes Court (1932-1937)
LOWER COURT: United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

ARGUED: Feb 09, 1937 / Feb 10, 1937 / Feb 11, 1937
DECIDED: Apr 12, 1937

ADVOCATES:
Stanley Reed - Solicitor General, Department of Justice, for the petitioner in No.419 and in No.421
Charles Fahy - for the petitioner in No. 423, for the respondent in No 365, and for the respondent in No. 469
Charles E. Wyzanski, Jr. - for the petitioner in No. 423 and the respondent in No. 365
Earl F. Reed - for the respondent in No. 419
Harry J. Green - for the respondent in No. 423
John W. Davis - for the petitioner in No. 365
J. Warren Madden - for the petitioner in No. 419
Leonard Weinberg - for the respondent in No. 423
Robert E. Lynch - for the petitioner in No. 469
Thomas G. Long - for the respondent in No. 421

Facts of the case

With the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, Congress determined that labor-management disputes were directly related to the flow of interstate commerce and, thus, could be regulated by the national government. In this case, the National Labor Relations Board charged the Jones & Laughlin Steel Co. with discriminating against employees who were union members.

Question

Was the Act consistent with the Commerce Clause?