No. 7905, 273 F.2d 614 (4th Cir. 1960)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 273 F.2d 614 (4th Cir. 1960) Argued January 5, 1960
Decided January 7, 1960

Fred E. Weisgal and Bernard W. Rubenstein, Baltimore, Md., for appellants.

Jerry D. Anker, Washington, D. C. (Arthur J. Goldberg, David E. Feller, Washington, D. C., Jacob J. Edelman, and Marshall A. Levin, Baltimore, Md., on the brief), for United Steelworkers of America, appellee.

Ralph L. McAfee, New York City (H. Vernon Eney, Baltimore, Md., John H. Morse, New York City, Russell R. Reno, Jr., Venable, Baetjer & Howard, Baltimore, Md., Thomas D. Barr, Frank Cummings, and Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York City, on the brief), for Bethlehem Steel Co., appellee.

Before SOBELOFF, Chief Judge, and HAYNSWORTH and BOREMAN, Circuit Judges.


For the reason that the plaintiffs utterly failed to cooperate with the union, as clearly shown in the opinion of the District Court, 171 F. Supp. 782, we think the union was neither unreasonable nor arbitrary in refusing to prosecute the grievances of the plaintiffs. Consequently, no right of action has accrued to them against the union or against their former employer.