id. at 453-54 (emphasis added).(5)
The Court further found, "It is fairly easy to find statements to the effect that an
'employee' simply 'means someone who works for another for hire,' H.R. Rep. No. 245, 80th Cong.,
1st Sess., 18 (1947), and includes 'every man on a payroll.' 79 Cong. Rec. 9686 (1935)
(colloquy between Reps. Taylor and Connery)," Id. at 454.
The Board, in Town & Country Electric 309 NLRB 1250, 1253 (1992), related the following
in discussing the definition of the term "employee":
"Employee" commonly refers to
individuals "employed by another,"
"under wages or salary" without
reference to any requirement that
they be emoloyed by only a single
employer. Similarly, a standard
legal definition of "employee"
encompasses any "person in the
service of another under any con-
tract of hire, express or implied,
oral or written, where the employer
has the power or right to control
the employee in the material
details of how the work is to be
performed," without reference to,
or proscription of, dual employment.
Black's Law Dictionary 471
(rev. 5th ed. 1979). As long as
union organizers employed by or
seeking work with an employer do so
for wages in return for assigned
work, they meet the standard
5 "Hire" means "the price or compensation paid or contracted to be given for the use
of anything, or paid for personal services; wages; rent." "For hire, or hire" connotes
"available for work or use in return for payment." Webster's Dictionary 862 (2d ed. 1960).
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