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CENTRAL CONTRS. ASSN. v. IBEW

September 30, 1969

Central Contractors Association et al., Plaintiffs
v.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 46 et al., Defendants


Lindberg, D. J.


The opinion of the court was delivered by: LINDBERG

LINDBERG, D. J.

This matter having duly come on pursuant to Order to Show Cause at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 22, 1969, plaintiffs . . . [and defendants appearing by counsel, and] each of which defendants had been served with said Order to Show Cause by the United States Marshal, and

 The court having granted the petition of Ferguson & Burdell (Donald McL. Davidson) to appear as amicus curiae on behalf of Cawdrey & Vemo, Inc., and John H. Sellen Construction Company, being persons named in the complaint, subject to reconsideration by the Court at any time, and said amicus curiae having been present throughout the hearing but not participating therein except upon legal arguments, and

 The Court, after hearing counsel, having granted oral leave to correct the caption and body of the complaint and leave to file an amended complaint, and having denied the motion to dismiss filed on behalf of Local Union 302 of the Operating Engineers in which the other defendants orally joined, and having granted defendants' motion for a continuance to 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 24, 1969, at which evidence in addition to the affidavits submitted upon an amended complaint might be heard, and

 The Court having heard evidence September 24, September 25 and September 29, and

 Findings of Fact

 1. The plaintiff Central Contractors Association is a non-profit Washington corporation organized to involve inner city contractors and craftsmen in more construction jobs.

 Tyree E. Scott is a black contractor and Chairman of the Central Contractors Association.

 The other plaintiffs are black workers who were employed on construction jobs at the King County Administration Building site and the Harborview Hospital project in Seattle.

 2. Defendants are labor organizations representing employees engaged in the construction industry, an industry affecting commerce.

 3. On or about August 29, 1969, persons demonstrated at the Harborview Hospital job site in an effort to obtain more jobs in the construction industry for black workers. The job was closed down for approximately six hours for fear that the demonstration might lead to injury.

 4. On September 2, 1969, both the Harborview and the King County Administration Building jobs were closed down due to pressure exerted by persons demanding more jobs for minority workers in the construction industry and on these two jobs.

 On that date, during demonstrations led by the Central Contractors Association, acts of intimidation occurred, involving, among others, the driving of a truck through a locked gate into the construction site, creating a condition of ...


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