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Steelworkers v. American Mfg. Co., 363 U.S. 564 (1960)

Steelworkers of America v. American Manufacturing Co.

No. 360

Argued April 27, 1960

Decided June 20, 1960

363 U.S. 564


In a suit under § 301 (a) of the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947, to compel arbitration of a dispute pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement providing for arbitration of all disputes between the parties "as to the meaning, interpretation and application of the provisions of this agreement," the function of the court is confined to ascertaining whether the party seeking arbitration is making a claim which on its face is governed by the contract, and the court has no business weighing the merits of the grievance, considering whether there is equity in a particular claim or determining whether there is particular language in the written instrument which will support the claim. Pp. 363 U. S. 564-569.

264 F. 2d 624, reversed.

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