Unformatted text preview: the store employees ISSUE • Did the respondent unions disrupt the store’s business by appealing to the customers of the store not to buy any of its products? LOWER COURT • The NLRB found that the union was guilty of consumer picketing in front of a secondary establishment • Court of Appeals sided with the union on the basis that there was no evidence that the picketers had ever deterred customers from shopping at the Safeway stores HOLDING • Supreme Court upheld the Court of Appeals findings SIGNIFICANCE OF CASE • Congress stated that there must be visible evidence that the picketers threatened, coerced, or restrained any customers against shopping in the store • The picketers only tried to persuade customers against the primary employer, which falls within the rights of picketers • History shows that Congress was following its usual practice of legislating against peaceful picketing only to curb isolated evils...
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