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EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK FOR WOMEN

BILLS PROPOSING EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK

FOR WOMEN, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

HEARINGS HELD IN WASHINGTON, D. C.

FEBRUARY 9, 10, 11, AND 13, 1948

Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor

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COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

FRED A. HARTLEY, JR., New Jersey, Chairman
GERALD W. LANDIS, Indiana

JOHN LESINSKI, Michigan
CLARE E. HOFFMAN, Michigan

GRAHAM A. BARDEN, North Carolina
EDWARD 0. McCOWEN, Ohio

AUGUSTINE B. KELLEY, Pennsylvania
MAX SCHWABE, Missouri

0. C. FISHER, Texas
SAMUEL K. MCCONNELL, JR., Pennsylvania ADAM C. POWELL, JR., New York
RALPH W. GWINN, New York

JOHN S. WOOD, Georgia
ELLSWORTH B. BUCK, New York

RAY J. MADDEN, Indiana
WALTER E. BREHM, Ohio

ARTHUR G. KLEIN, New York
WINT SMITH, Kansas

JOHN F. KENNEDY, Massachusetts
CHARLES J. KERSTEN, Wisconsin

WINGATE H. LUCAS, Texas
GEORGE MACKINNON, Minnesota
THOMAS L. OWENS, Illinois
CARROLL D. KEARNS, Pennsylvania
RICHARD M. NIXON, California

W. MANLY SHEPPARD, Clerk
JOHN O. GRAHAM, Investigator

SUBCOMMITTEE No. 4— WAGES AND HOURS OF LABOR

SAMUEL K. MCCONNELL, JR., Pennsylvania, Chairman
WINT SMITH, Kansas.

0. C. FISHER, Texas
CHARLES J. KERSTEN, Wisconsin

RAY J. MADDEN, Indiana
GEORGE MACKINNON, Minnesota

ARTHUR G. KLEIN, New York
THOMAS L, OWENS, Illinois

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CONTENTS

Pagr

LIST OF WITNESSES

Beirne, Joseph_A., president, Communications Workers of America,
Washington, D. C.

211-236
Christman, Elisabeth, secretary-treasurer, National Women's Trade
Union League of America, Washington, D. C.

67–75

Douglas, Hon. Helen Gahagan, a Representative in Congress from the

State of California.

6–31

Grove, James W., chief industrial engineer, Armstrong Cork Co., Lan-
caster, Pa.

271-299

Huston, Olive H., executive secretary, National Federation of Business

and Professional Women's Clubs, New York, N. Y.

62-67

Kohn, George F., president, Precision Grinding Wheel Co., Inc., Phil-

adelphia, Pa.; member, industrial relations committee, National Asso-

ciation of Manufacturers -

251-271

Miller, Frieda S., Director, Women's Bureau, United States Department

of Labor, Washington, D. C.

133–154

Moore, Helen, an employee of Fisher Body Co.; member of local 602,

UAW-CIO, Lansing, Mich...

182-183

Oliver, William H., codirector, UAW-CIO fair practices and antidiscrim-
ination department-

173-181, 183–187, 188, 189-191, 194

Ottenberg, Mrs. Louis, member of national board and national committee

on education and social action, National Council of Jewish Women,

Washington, D. C.

168-170

Roemer, Řuth, legislative representative, United Electrical, Radio, and

Machine Workers of America, Washington, D. C.

194-210

Schwellenbach, Hon. Lewis B., Secretary of Labor, Waslungton, D. C. 77-133

Scott, Dorothy, an employee of Hudson Motor Car Co.; member of local

154, UAW-CIO, Detroit, Mich.

181

Sifton, Paul, national legislative representative for UAW-CIO, Wash-

ington, D.'C..

173, 187–189, 192–194

Stitt, Louise, Washington, D. C., member of board, National Consumers

League

170-172

Strauss, Anna Lord, president, League of Women Voters of the United

States, Washington, D. C...

166-168

Waybur, Bruce, appearing with Mrs. Ruth Roemer in behalf of United

Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America -

209, 210-211

Wright, Mrs. Leslie B., legislative representative, General Federation of
Women's Clubs, Washington, D. C...

157-165

Ziskind, David, representing the Committee for the Promotion of Equal

Pay for Women..

32-61

1

Page

Analysis of wage differentials in aircraft-engine industry, Great Lakes

region --

185–186

Annual report of Secretary Schwellenbach, issued January 8, 1948, excerpt

from...

260

Appendixes to Research and Statistics Report No. 32, National War Labor

Board. (See under Research, etc.)
Armstrong Cork Co. job classification procedure.-

287-299
Artiele in
Management News, excerpts from

30, 31
Monthly Labor Review, excerpts from.

253, 254
Association of American Railroads, letter to Hon. Samuel K. McConnell,

Jr., relative to situation of railroad industry with respect to H. R. 4408- 304-305
Barber, Hartman, general representative, Brotherhood of Railway and
Steamship Clerks, statement of

156–157

Beirne, Joseph A., statement and testimony of

211-236

Exhibit I-Starting rates for selected job classifications in the tele-

phone industry, 1947-48.

216

Resolution adopted by Communications Workers of America at 1947

convention

212

Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, statement of Hartman

Barber, general representative of _

156-157

Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Bulletin No. 686, entitled “Union Agreement Provisions,” excerpts

from

255, 257, 258

Comparative average straight-time hourly rates in-

Paint and varnish industry in July 1946 and August 1947-

143

Radio and phonograph industry in 1947-

142

Study of wage rates paid in 1945 in miscellaneous machinery industry,

excerpts from

141-142

Surveys showing Nation-wide wage relationships between average

straight-time hourly earnings of men and women employed in-

Comparable occupations in the wood furniture industry in

1945.

facing p. 144

Cotton textile mills in 1946_

146

Wood furniture industry in 1945-

144-145

Woolen and worsted textile mills in 1946

147

Cases involving the equal-pay-for-equal-work principle, 1944-45 (NWLB

appendix E)

105-106

Christman, Elisabeth, statement and testimony of

67-75

Clarke, David R., general counsel, statement in behalf of the Illinois

Manufacturers' Association, Chicago, Ill..

301-302

Communications Workers of America, resolution adopted by, at 1947

convention...

212

Comparative average straight-time hourly rates in-

Paint and varnish industry in July 1946 and August 1947 (from BLS

survey).

143

Radio and phonograph industry in 1947 (from BLS survey)

142

Congress of Industrial Organizations, statement of, in favor of H. R. 4273- 244

Corsi, etc. v. Bentley Stores Corp., decision of New York City Municipal
Court in the case of

111-113

Craven, Ruth, executive secretary, statement in behalf of the National

Council of Catholic Women -

300

Data on, and analysis of, equal-pay laws, with provisions of draft sug-

gested' by Women's Bureau, United States Department of Labor.--- 159-165
Decision of

Ingham County (Mich.] Circuit Court in the case of Florence St. John
v. General Motors Corp

116-120
Michigan State Supreme Court in the case of General Motors Corp.
v. Thomas Read, Attorney General, et al .

113–116
National War Labor Board relative to wage differentials in GE and
Westinghouse plants, excerpts from.

200, 203, 209
New York City Municipal Court in the case of Corsi, etc. v. Bentley
Stores Corp-

111-113

Page

Douglas, Hon. Helen Gahagan, statement and testimony -

6–31

Article in Management News, excerpts from.

30-31

H. R. 4273

6-11

Letter from J. Spencer Love, president, Burlington Mills Corp.,

Greensboro, N. C., to Hon. Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., relative to

minimum-wage hearings, excerpt from

14

Remarks of Senator Wayne Morse, of Oregon, excerpts from..

23

Testimony of John W. Gibson, of the United States Department of

Labor, before Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare,

excerpts from

21-22

Equal pay for equal work for women, National War Labor Board's policy

on.

84-94

Appendixes. (See under Research, etc.)

Equal-pay law, provisions for, suggested by Women's Bureau, United

States Department of Labor -

165

Equal-pay laws of the State of-

Illinois

237

Massachusetts-

237

Michigan.-

242

Montana

242

New Hampshire.

241

New York

241

Pennsylvania

239

Rhode Island

238

Washington.-

237

Erie job-evaluation manual, excerpts from .

200, 207

Excerpts from-

Annual report of Secretary Schwellenbach, issued January 8, 1948. 260

Article in Monthly Labor Review....

253, 254

BLS Bulletin No. 686, entitled “Union Agreement Provisions”. 255, 257, 258

Decision of National War Labor Board relative to wage differentials

in GE and Westinghouse plants..

200, 203, 209

General Order No. 16 of National War Labor Board.

153

Interpretation No. 1 to NWLB General Order No. 16 (appendix A) - 96

Management News, article in..

30, 31

Michigan equal-pay law.

138

Recommendation of NAM industrial relations committee.

252, 256

Remarks of Senator Wayne Morse, of Oregon.

23

Resolution adopted at 1946 convention of National Council of Jewish

Women..

169

Resolution adopted at 1947 business meeting of National Consumers
League

170
Statement of Secretary Schwellenbach in Labor Information Bulletin
for April 1946..

260

Studies made by various organizations. (See under name of organiza-

tion.)

Testimony of Frieda Miller before a Senate subcommittee in October

1945

256

Testimony of John W. Gibson, of the United States Department of

Labor, before Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. 21-22

Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers Union of America, state-

ment of Elizabeth Sasuly in behalf of -

243

General Electric Co.:

Erie job-evaluation manual, excerpts from.

200–207

Job rates for men and women

198

Statement in reply to statements made by representative of United

Electrical Workers.

244–250

General Motors Corp. v. Thomas Read, Attorney General, et al., decision of
Michigan State Supreme Court in the case of

113–116
General Order No. 16, National War Labor Board:
Excerpt from..

153
Interpretation No. 1, excerpt from (appendix A)

96
Report of adjustment of wage or salary rates paid to women under
(appendix B)--

96

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