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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

I. ALPHABETICAL LIST OF WITNESSES

Page

Barkin, Solomon, research director, Textile Workers Union of America,
CIO

458
Beardsley, Peter T., attorney, American Trucking Associations---

260
Dickason, Miss Gladys, vice president, Amalgamated Clothing Workers of
America, CIO.

480

Earp, Joseph O., secretary, Northwest Tugboat Association, Seattle, Wash- 369

Eaton, George S., executive secretary, National Tool and Die Manufacturers'

Association

407

Glazier, William, Washington representative, International Longshore-
men's and Warehousemen's Union, CIO---

317

Goodwin, Hon. Angier L., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Massachusetts.

257

Hahn, Lew, president and general manager, National Retail Dry Goods

Association

209

Heckman, Christopher E., counsel, National Water Carriers Association,

Inc.-

360

Henle, Peter, economist, American Federation of Labor.-

118

Jobe, William T., general counsel, National Association of Ice Industries - 237

King, Joseph T., National Retail Lumber Dealers' Association.-

229

Kuzell, Charles R., American Mining Congress-

301

Lawrence, John, American Trucking Associations -

269

Levine, Seth, research consultant, CIO Maritime Commission.

335

Lery, Irving J., general counsel, United Auto Workers Union, CIO.-. 483, 502

Maguire, William, Retail Clerks' International Association, AFL.

250

Maloney, Walter E., special counsel, National Federation of American Ship-

ping, Inc.

376

Mason, Walter, national legislative representative, American Federation of

Labor

111

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

Division, Department of Labor..

20

Nolan, Frank W., chairman, stevedoring committee of the Maritime Associa-

tion of the Port of New York.

381

Noble, William R., National Retail Farm Equipment Association.

215

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

Department of Labor --

44

Pepper, Hon. Claude, a Cnited States Senator from the State of Florida--- 18

Peterson, Mrs. Esther, legislative representative, Amalgamated Clothing

Workers of America, CIO---

458

Quinlan, William A., general counsel, United States Wholesale Grocers'

Association

227

Ramel, H. M., vice president, Ramsey Corp., St. Louis, Mo., representing
the ('hamber of Commerce of the United States.-

530
Scott, Jack Garrett, general counsel, National Association of Motor Bus
Operators..

282
Shishkin, Boris, economist, American Federation of Labor.

136
Smith, Harold 0., Jr., executive vice president, United States Wholesale
Grocers' Association.--

223

Stevenson, H. D., president, M. P. Smith & Sons, Inc., New York.-

380

Teper, Lazare, assistant to the president, International Ladies' Garment

Workers'. I'nion.--

118

Thompson, Chester C., president, American Waterways Operators, Inc.,

Washington, D. C.---

372

Tones, Joseph F., International Association of Machinists_

294
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Weiss, Harry, Director, Wage Determination and Exemption Section, Wage

and Hour and Public Contracts Division, Department of Labor ----

23

II. CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF WITNESSES

Monday, April 19, 1948 :

Hon. Claude Pepper, a United States Senator from the State of Florida -

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

tracts Division, Department of Labor---

Harry Weiss, Director, Wage Determination and Exemption Branch,

Wage and Hour and Public Contracts Division, Department of

Labor

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

Department of Labor.

Tuesday, April 20, 1948:

Walter Mason, national legislative representative, American Federa-

tion of Labor...

Peter Henle, economist, American Federation of Labor..

Lazare Teper, assistant to the president, International Ladies' Gar-

ment Workers' Union.

Boris Shishkin, economist, American Federation of Labor-

Wednesday, April 21, 1948:

Lew Hahn, president and general manager, National Retail Dry Goods

Association

William R. Noble, National Retail Farm Equipment Association -

Harold 0. Smith, Jr., executive vice president, United States Wholesale

Grocers Association...

William A. Quinlan, general counsel, United States Wholesale Grocers

Association -

Joseph T. King, National Retail Lumber Dealers Association.

William T. Jobe, general counsel, National Association of Ice In-

dustries.

William Maguire, Retail Clerks' International Association, AFL -----

Thursday, April 22, 1948:

Hon. Angier L. Goodwin, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Massachusetts..

Peter T. Beardsley, attorney, American Trucking Associations...

John Lawrence, American Trucking Associations,

Jack Garrett Scott, general counsel, National Association of Motor

Bus Operators.--

Joseph F. Tones, International Association of Machinists.

Charles R. Kuzell, American Mining Congress.--

Friday, April 23, 1948 :

William Glazier, Washington representative, International Longshore-

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

Seth Levine, research consultant, CIO Maritime Committee_

Christopher E. Heckman, counsel, National Water Carriers Associa-

tion, Inc.

Joseph 0. Earp, secretary, Northwest Tugboat Association, Seattle,

Wash

Chester C. Thompson, president, American Waterways Operators, Inc.,

Washington, D. Co-

Walter E. Maloney, special counsel, National Federation of American

Shipping, Inc.-

H. D. Stevenson, president, M. P. Smith & Sons, Inc., N. Y--

Frank W. Nolan, chairman, stevedoring committee of the Maritime

Association of the Port of New York-

George S. Eaton, executive secretary, National Tool and Die Manu-

facturers Association ----

Monday, April 26, 1948:

Mrs. Esther Peterson, legislative representative, Amalgamated Clothing

Workers of America, CIO.---

Solomon Barkin, research director, Textile Workers Union of Amer-

ica, CIO.

458

III. STATEMENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

Ball, Hon. Joseph H., a United States Senator from the State of Minnesota,

insertions of:

Cox, Prof. Archibald, counsel, Senate Committee on Labor and Pub-

lic Welfare, memorandum of, in explanation of S. 2386---

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

tracts Division, Department of Labor, letter of, addressed to Senator

Ball, transmitting material in re issuance of learner certificates--

Morse, David A., Acting Secretary of Labor, letter of, addressed to

Senator Taft, commenting on S. 2062---

Schwellenbach, Hon. Lewis B., Secretary of Labor, letter of, addressed

to Senator Taft, commenting on S. 2386 and submitting therewith

an analysis of S. 2386 prepared by Department of Labor---

Goodwin, Hon. Angier L., a Representative in Congress from the State of

Massachusetts, suggested redraft of H. R. 4387, submitted by----

Heckman, Christopher E., counsel, National Water Carriers Association,

Inc., roster submitted by, entitled “Members of National Water Carriers

Association, Inc., Washington 5, D. C.”-

Kuzell, Charles R., American Mining Congress, series of charts and tables

submitted by, relating to overtime pay and related matters--

Levine, Seth, research consultant, CIO Maritime Committee, exhibits sub-

mitted by, in re number of dependents and rates of pay of maritime

workers.

Pepper, Hon. Claude, a United States Senator from the State of Florida,
insertions of:
Morse, David A., Acting Secretary of Labor, letter of, addressed to

Senator Pepper, transmitting a statement entitled "Estimates of

magnitude of effect of specified provisions of S. 2386"-

Statement of, in re S. 2386_-

Statement entitled "The Taft-Hartley definitions of 'supervisor' should

not be substituted for the definition of executive' in the Fair Labor

Standards Act".

Supplemental report of the Committee on Education and Labor, United

States Senate (79th Cong., 2d sess. on S. 1349, March 14, 1946),

excerpts from.-

Table entitled "Comparison of present exemptions with estimated city

worker's family budget amounts, for families of different sizes"-

Table entitled "Comparison of present exemptions with estimated

budget amounts at the health and decency level, for families of dif-

ferent sizes"

138

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FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT AMENDMENTS

MONDAY, APRIL 19, 1948

UNITED STATES SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10 a. m., in room 310, Senate Office Building, Senator Joseph H. Ball (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Present: Senators Ball and Ellender.
Also present: Senators Thomas of Utah and Pepper.

The subcommittee had under consideration : S. 49, S. 154, S. 160, S. 161. S. 557, S. 731, S. 1048, S. 1076, S. 1288, S. 1400, S. 1404, S. 1509, S. 2062, and S. 2386.

Senator BALL. The subcommittee will come to order. In the beginning of the hearing I have recorded the numbers of the bills affecting the Fair Labor Standards Act which are pending before the subcommittee. The text of S. 2062, introduced by Senator Thomas, and S. 2396, introduced by the chariman of the subcommittee, will be inserted at this point.

(S. 2062 and S. 2386 follow in turn :)

(S. 2062, 80th Cong., 2d sess.) A BILL To provide for the amendment of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, and for

other purposes

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the “Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1948."

FINDINGS AND DECLARATION OF POLICY

SEC. 2. Section 2 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended (hereinafter referred to as the "Act”), is amended to read as follows:

"SEC. 2. (a) The Congress hereby finds that the existence, in industries engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce or in activities affecting commerce, of labor conditions detrimental to the maintenance of the minimum standard of living necessary for health, efficiency, and general wellbeing of workers (1) causes commerce and the channels and instrumentalities of commerce to be used to spread and perpetuate such labor conditions among the workers of the several States; (2) burdens and affects commerce and the free flow of goods in commerce; (3) constitutes an unfair method of competition in commerce; (4) leads to labor disputes burdening and obstructing commerce and the free flow of goods in commerce; and (5) interferes with the orderly and fair marketing of goods in commerce.

"(b) It is hereby declared to be the policy of this Act, through the exercise by Congress of its power to regulate commerce among the several States and with foreign nations, to correct and as rapidly as practicable to eliminate the conditions above referred to in such industries without substantially curtailing employment or earning power."

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