New York State Labor Board Hears Evidence in Turf Case, Daily Racing Form, 1948-05-05


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New York State Labor Board Hears Evidence in Turf Case CasettEW ttEW YORK N Y May 4 A hearing postponed from last week was held today at the New York City office of the State Labor Relations Board on charges of unf ah labor practices preferred against a large group of local horsemen Beginning at 10 a m it was still in progress at a late hour this evening when it was said that further sessions would be held until all the evidence that the parties involved wished to present is placed in the record More than 1QO owners were cited for fail ¬ ure to bargain with Local 814 Interna ¬ tional Brotherhood of Teamsters Chauf ¬ feurs Warehousemen and Helpers of Amer ¬ ica A F of L which was certified last year by the state board to represent the grooms and exercise riders who are de ¬ manding higher wages and improved work ¬ ing conditions at the New York race tracks tracksMichael Michael J Kingsley attorney for the turfmen last week sought to postpone the hearing to a date after May 17 while he appealed the case to the Court of Appeals in an effort to obtain a reversal of an Ap pelate Court ruling upholding the dismissal of a petition to prevent the state board from hearing the charges Kihgsiey con tended that his clients were engaged in interstate commerce and beyond the juris ¬ diction of the state board Trial examiner Lawler refused to grant a postponement beyond today todayHorsemen Horsemen who signed a Code of Honor agreement with the board last fall are hot involved in the current action While the board was probing the charges against the nonsigning members today the teamsters union called a meeting for tonight ot grooms and exercise riders at Jamaica

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