Walsh v. Schlecht

LOCATION:YMCA of Greater Des Moines

DOCKET NO.: 75-906
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
LOWER COURT: Oregon Supreme Court

CITATION: 429 US 401 (1977)
ARGUED: Nov 01, 1976
DECIDED: Jan 18, 1977

Carl R. Neil –
Paul T. Bailey

Facts of the case


Media for Walsh v. Schlecht

Audio Transcription for Oral Argument – November 01, 1976 in Walsh v. Schlecht

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement – January 18, 1977 in Walsh v. Schlecht

Warren E. Burger:

The judgment and opinions of the Court in 75-906, Walsh against Schlecht, the Trustees will be announced by Mr. Justice Brennan.

William J. Brennan, Jr.:

In this case, the Supreme Court of Oregon held that the provision of a collective bargaining agreement between petitioner, a general contractor in the Oregon State Council of Carpenters requiring that the petitioner pay contributions to certain pension trust funds with respect to hours of carpentry work performed by employees of a non-signatory subcontractor, did violated §302(a)(1) of the Taft-Hartley Act.

That section generally prohibits agreements of employers to pay money to any representative of their employees with certain exceptions and the Supreme Court held that this fell within one the exceptions we agreed and affirmed, Mr. Justice White dissents in his violate dissenting opinion.

Warren E. Burger:

Thank you, Mr. Justice Brennan.