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AMENDMENTS OF 1949

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

3. Carigres ), SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE Z.COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE

UNITED STATES SENATE

EIGHTY-FIRST CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 58, S. 67, S. 92, S. 105, S. 190

S. 248 and S. 653

BILLS RELATIVE TO FEDERAL LABOR STANDARDS

ACT AMENDMENTS

APRIL 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, AND 22, 1949

Printed for the use of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare

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COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE

ELBERT D. THOMAS, Utah, Chairman JAMES E. MURRAY, Montana

ROBERT A. TAFT, Ohio CLAUDE PEPPER, Florida

GEORGE D. AIKEN, Vermont LISTER HILL, Alabama

H. ALEXANDER SMITH, New Jersey MATTHEW M. NEELY, West Virginia WAYNE MORSE, Oregon PAUL H. DOUGLAS, Mlinois

FORREST C. DONNELL, Missouri HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, Minnesota GARRETT L. WITHERS, Kentucky

EARL B. WIXCEY, Clerk

SUBCOMMITTEE ON FAIR LABOR STANDARDS Act AMENDMENTS

CLAUDE PEPPER, Florida, Chairman PAUL H. DOUGLAS, Illinois

ROBERT A. TAFT, Ohio GARRETT L. WITHERS, Kentucky

GEORGE D. AIKEN, Vermont ELBERT THOMAS, Utah

FORREST C. DONNELL, Missouri

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CONTENTS

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Adams, Joe H., president, American Hotel Association..

Allen, William L., international president, Commercial Telegraphers'

Union of North America, AFL..

Anderson, George W., labór-relations adviser, American Transit Associa-

tion.

Aulsbrook, Knight G., attorney, Construction Men's Association, Inc.-

Austern, H. T., counsel, National Canners Association --

Barkin, Solomon, chairman, CIO committee on revision of the Fair Labor

Standards Act

Beardmore, George W., attorney and labor-relations adviser, Potlatch

Forests, Inc., Lewiston, Idaho, on behalf of National Lumber Manu-

facturers Association.--
Beardsley, Peter T., attorney, American Trucking Associations, Inc.-
Beck, Carl A., president and general manager, Charles Beck Machine

Corp., Philadelphia, Pa---
Beirne, Joseph A., president, Communications Workers of America...
Berg, Clarence J., vice president and Washington representative, American

Sugar Cane League -

Blanchard, Helen, department-store division, Amalgamated Clothing

Workers Union of America, CIO.

Brown, Edgar G., director, National Negro Council, Washington, D. C.-

Capaldo, Louis A., president, National Council of Salesmen's Organizations,

Inc.

Cooper, Lyle, economist, United Packinghouse Workers of America, CIO.
Dickason, Gladys, vice president and director of research, Amalgamated

Clothing Workers of America, CIO..
Dillon, James H., president, Construction Men's Association, Inc.
Dolnick, David, labor-relations consultant, Amalgamated Meat Cutters

and Butcher Workmen of North America, AFL -

Earp, Joseph O., secretary, Northwest Towboat Association, Seattle,

Wash.

Edelman, John W., Washington representative, Textile Workers Union

of America, CIO.

Fernós-Isern, Hon. A., Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico.

Foster, Murphy J., Jr., president, American Sugar Cane League, New

Orleans, La

Fraser, Samuel, secretary, International Apple Association; also on be-

half of National League of Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Distributors

and United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association

Fulbright, Hon. J. W., a United States Senator from the State of Arkansas.

Glazier, William, Washington representative, International Longshore-

men's and Warehousemen's Union, CIO.-

Green, Mrs. Ruth, member, local No. 302, Laundry Workers International

Union, AFL, Richmond, Va.-
Greene, Ernest W., vice president, Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association..
Haddock, Hoyt, executive secretary, CIO Maritime Committee.
Hall, Shirley, member, Textile Workers Union, Danville, Va.
Harris, Edward T., president, local No. 216, Tobacco Workers Inter-

national Union, AFL, Richmond, Va.
Henle, Peter, research staff, American Federation of Labor.
Higgins, John M., president, John M. Higgins Lumber Co., Thorsby, Ala.,

on behalf of Southern Pine Industry Committee.

Hutchings, Paul R., president, Office Employees' International Union;

AFL..

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829

Jackson, Robert C., Washington representative, National Cotton Council Pago

of America..

711

Jansen, Carl B., president, Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa,

204

Johnson, Gilbert R., counsel, Lake Carriers' Association, Cleveland, Ohio. 563

Jones, Mrs. Brownie Lee, Southern School for Workers, Richmond, Va.-- 454

Jones, Rowland, Jr., president, American Retail Federation..

364

Keehn, Rev. Thomas B., chairman, National Citizens Council for Migrant

Labor.

450

Kennedy, Ron, secretary, Northwest Country Elevator Association.. 759

King, Joseph T., counsel, National Retail Lumber Dealers Association... 275

Krebs, Alfred U., counsel, National Federation of American Shipping, Inc. 605

Langdale, Harley, president, American Turpentine Farmers' Association - 1024

Lenk, Aileen, economist, on behalf of American Federation of Hosiery

Workers.

964

LeSauvage, George R., on behalf of National Restaurant Association. 356
Levine, Seth, research consultant, CIO Maritime Committee; also repre-

senting the International Fishermen and Allied Workers of America,
CIо.

596, 764

Levy, Irving J., general counsel, United Automobile Workers of America,
cio.

194, 245

Lindsey, Carroll E., representing National Canners Association...

633

Loveland, Albert J., Under Secretary of Agriculture -

84

Lowther, Dolly, laundry workers division, Amalgamated Clothing Workers
Union of America, CIO, representing the Greater New York area-

248

Magee, Elizabeth, general secretary, National Consumers League for Fair

Labor Standards -

983

Mason, Walter J., national legislative representative, American Federation

of Labor.

99

McCargo, Wade G., National Retail Dry Goods Association, Richmond,

Va.

297

McComb, William R., Administrator, Wage and Hour and Public Con-
tracts Divisions, Department of Labor.

56
McFarlin, Clyde, president, Montezuma Mutual Telephone Co., Monte-

zuma, Iowa, on behalf of United States Independent Telephone Asso-
ciation.

499
Mitchell, Clarence, labor secretary, National Association for the Advance-
ment of Colored People.

225
Mitchell, H. L., president, National Farm Labor Union, AFL..

438
Moore, Thomas O., vice president, P. H. Hanes Knitting Co., Winston-

Salem, N. C., on behalf of American Cotton Manufacturers Association. 940

Nystrom, Harold C., Chief of Interpretations Branch, Office of Solicitor,

Department of Labor.

64

Overby, Edward J., assistant to Secretary of Agriculture -

92

Packard, Arthur J., hotel operator, Mount Vernon, Ohio.

395

Parel, J. Donald, associate director, Washington office, American Farm

Bureau Federation.-

423

Paschall, M. M., Uniontown, Ala., on behalf of National Cotton Ginners'

Association.

717

Pollard, Warren R., president, American Transit Association -

487

Prince,' Gregory S., assistant general solicitor, Association of American

Railroads

573

Ramspeck, Hon. Robert, executive vice president, Air Transport Asso-

ciation of America..

616

Robinson, Mrs. Elsie, member, local 508, Amalgamated Clothing Workers
of America, Richmond, Va...

454
Sanders, J. T., legislative counsel, National Grange-

428
Sands, Charles E., international representative, Hotel and Restaurant Em-
ployees and Bartenders International Union.

235

Sasuly, Mrs. Elisabeth, Washington representative, Food, Tobacco, Agri-

cultural and Allied Workers Union, CIO.

442, 726

Scott, Jack Garrett, general counsel, National Association of Motor Bus Op-
erators.

541
Sherrard, Glenwood J., president, Parker House, Boston, Mass.-

402
Shulman, Mrs. Rosalind, research director, Industrial Union of Marine
and Shipbuilding Workers of America, CIO.

550
Spradling, A. L., president, Amalgamated Association of Street, Electric
Railway, and Motor Coach Employees of America, AFL---

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Summers, Alec, director, sugar division, United Packinghouse Workers of

America, CIO.
Sutton, Edward A., Jr., field representative, sugar and allied products,

United Packinghouse Workers of America, CIO.
Tatum, Mrs. Myrtle, member, local No. 696, United Paperworkers of

America, CIO, Richmond, Vá-
Tavlor, C. Tracv, counsel, Pennsylvania Bakers' Association, on behalf of

William A. Quinlan, counsel for Associated Retail Bakers of America..
Teper, Lazare, director of research, International Ladies' Garment

Workers' Union, AFL.
Thompson, Chester C., president, the American Waterways Operators,

Ind..
Tobin, Hon. Maurice J., Secretary of Labor..
Todd, John H., counsel, National Cotton Compress & Cotton Warehouse

Association.
Tritschler, James R., attorney, Cleveland, Ohio, on behalf of Standard Oil

Co. (Ohio).
Tyson, William S., Solicitor of Labor, Department of Labor
Waters, J. H., general attorney, Western Union Telegraph Co.
Weiss, Harry, director, Wage Determinations and Exemptions Branch,

Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor.
Wickenden, Elizabeth, Washington representative, American Public Wel-

fare Association.--
Winslow, Thatcher, assistant to the Under Secretary of Labor.
Zimond, Mrs. Gertrude Folks, general secretary, National Child Labor
Committee

II. CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF WITNESSES

Monday, April 11, 1949:

Hon. Maurice J. Tobin, Secretary of Labor...

Harry Weiss, director, Wage Determinations and Exemptions Branch,

Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor.-

William S. Tyson, Solicitor of Labor, Department of Labor..

William R. McComb, Administrator, Wage and Hour and Public

Contracts Divisions, Department of Labor.-

Harold C. Nystrom, Chief of Interpretations Branch, Office of

Solicitor, Department of Labor.---

Albert J. Loveland, Under Secretary of Agriculture.

Edward J. Overby, assistant to Secretary of Agriculture.

Tuesday, April 12, 1949:

Walter J. Mason, national legislative representative, American

Federation of Labor..

Peter Henle, research staff, American Federation of Labor.

Solomon Barkin, chairman, CIO Committee on revision of the Fair

Labor Standards Act..

Irving J. Levy, general counsel, United Automobile Workers of

America, CIO...

Carl B. Jansen, president, Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, Pa-

Clarence Mitchell, labor secretary, National Association for the

Advancement of Colored People --

Wednesday, April 13, 1949:

Charles E. Sands, international representative, Hotel and Restaurant

Employees and Bartenders International Union.

Helen Blanchard, department store division, Amalgamated Clothing

Workers Union of America, CIO.

Irving J. Levy, general counsel, United Automobile Workers of

America, CIO...

Dolly Lowther, laundry workers division, Amalgmated Clothing

Workers Union of America, CIO, representing the Greater New

York area-

Joseph T. King, counsel, National Retail Lumber Dealers Association.

Thatcher Winslow, assistant to the Under Secretary of Labor.-

Wade G. McCargo, National Retail Dry Goods Association, Rich-

mond, Va..

Carl A. Beck, president and general manager, Charles Beck Machine

Corp., Philadelphia, Pa---

George R. LeSauvage, on behalf of National Restaurant Association.

Rowland Jones, Jr., president, American Retail Federation..

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