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United Mine Workers v. Gibbs
Citation:383 U.S. 715 (1966)
ProfessorBrittany L. Raposa
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United Mine Workers of America v. Gibbs
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Members of the United Mine Workers of America (Defendant) were laid off after the closure of their mine. Later, another mine opened nearby but none of the displaced workers were hired there. They protested the opening of the new mine, which eventually resulted in its closure. As a result, Gibbs (Plaintiff), lost his job as superintendent of the new mine, and he sued the union in federal court, alleging both state and federal claims.
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