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Inc. v. NLRB Lechmere

Significance, Unfair Labor Practices Charged, Property Rights Upheld, Minority Opinion, Impact


Lechmere, Inc.


National Labor Relations Board

Petitioner's Claim

That prohibiting distribution of organizational literature and evicting non-employees for trespassing on private parking property was justifiable.

Chief Lawyer for Petitioner

Robert P. Joy

Chief Lawyer for Respondent

Michael R. Dreeben

Justices for the Court

Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, David H. Souter, Clarence Thomas (writing for the Court)

Justices Dissenting

Harry A. Blackmun, John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White


Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

27 January 1992


Lechmere, Inc. did not violate the National Labor Party Act by forbidding communication between non-employee union organizers and (Lechmere) employees on private parking property.

Related Cases

  • NLRB v. Babcock & Wilcox Co., 351 U.S. 105 (1956).
  • Central Hardware Co. v. NLRB, 407 U.S. 539 (1972).
  • Hudgens v. National Labor Relations Board, 424 U.S. 507 (1976).

Further Readings

  • Hall, Kermit L., ed. Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Additional topics

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