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TitleHunt v. Crumboch, 325 U.S. 821 (1945)
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325 U.S. 821

65 S.Ct. 1545

89 L.Ed. 1954

HUNT et al.
v.

CRUMBOCH et al.

See 66 S.Ct. 10.

Messrs. Peter P. Zion and Hirsh W. Stalberg, both of Philadelphia, Pa., for
petitioners.

Mr. William A. Gray, of Philadelphia, Pa., for respondents.

Mr. Justice BLACK delivered the opinion of the Court.

1 The question here is whether an organization of laboring men violated the
Sherman Act, as amended, 26 Stat. 209, 38 Stat. 730, 15 U.S.C.A. §§ 1—7, 15,
by refusing to admit to membership petitioner's employees, and by refusing to
sell their services to petitioner, thereby making it impossible for petitioner
profitably to continue in business.

2 For about fourteen years prior to 1939, the petitioner, a business partnership
engaged in motor trucking, carried freight under a contract with the Great
Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A & P). Eighty-five percent of the merchandise
thus hauled by petitioner was interstate, from and to Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. The respondent union, composed of drivers and helpers, was
affiliated with other A.F. of L. unions whose members worked at loading and
hauling of freight by motor truck. In 1937, the respondent union called a strike
of the truckers and haulers of A & P in Philadelphia for the purpose of
enforcing a closed shop. The petitioner, refusing to unionize its business,
attempted to operate during the strike. Much violence occurred. One of the

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