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TO AMEND THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS

ACT OF 1938

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

OF THE

GENERAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON LABOR. 1 menness. Helse. COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-SECOND CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H.R. 7130

A BILL TO AMEND THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS AOT OF
1938 TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM WAGE UNDER THAT ACT,
TO EXTEND ITS COVERAGE, TO ESTABLISH PROCEDURES
TO RELIEVE DOMESTIC INDUSTRIES AND WORKERS IN-
JURED BY INCREASED IMPORTS FROM LOW-WAGE AREAS,

AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

HEARINGS HELD IN
WASHINGTON, D.C. — APRIL 20, 22, 29; MAY 4, 12, 1971

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — MAY 7 AND 8, 1971

Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor

CARL D. PERKINS, Chairman

OFFICE

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1971

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COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky, Chairman EDITH GREEN, Oregon

ALBERT H. QUIE, Minnesota FRANK THOMPSON, JR., New Jersey

JOHN M. ASHBROOK, Ohio JOHN H. DENT, Pennsylvania

ALPHONZO BELL, California ROMAN C. PUCINSKI, Illinois

OGDEN R. REID, New York DOMINICK V. DANIELS, New Jersey

JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois JOHN BRADEMAS, Indiana

JOHN DELLENBACK, Oregon JAMES G. O'HARA, Michigan

MARVIN L. ESCH, Michigan AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS, California

EDWIN D, ESHLEMAN, Pennsylvania WILLIAM D. FORD, Michigan

WILLIAM A. STEIGER, Wisconsin PATSY T. MINK, Hawaii

EARL F. LANDGREBE, Indiana JAMES H. SCHEUER, New York

ORVAL HANSEN, Idaho LLOYD MEEDS, Washington

EARL B. RUTH, North Carolina PHILLIP BURTON, California

EDWIN B. FORSYTHE, New Jersey JOSEPH M. GAYDOS, Pennsylvania

VICTOR V. VEYSEY, California WILLIAM “BILL" CLAY, Missouri

JACK F. KEMP, New York
SHIRLEY CHISHOLM, New York

PETER A. PEYSER, New York
MARIO BIAGGI, New York
ELLA T. GRASSO, Connecticut
LOUISE DAY HICKS, Massachusetts
ROMANO L. MAZZOLI, Kentucky
HERMAN BADILLO, New York

GENERAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON LABOR

JOHN H. DENT, Pennsylvania, Chairman AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS, California

JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois PATSY T. MINK, Hawaii

ALPHONZO BELL, California PHILLIP BURTON, California

MARVIN L. ESCH, Michigan WILLIAM “BILL" CLAY, Missouri

EARL F. LANDGREBE, Indiana JOSEPH M. GAYDOS, Pennsylvania

ORVAL HANSEN, Idaho WILLIAM D. FORD, Michigan

WILLIAM A, STEIGER, Wisconsin MARIO BIAGGI, New York

JACK F. KEMP, New York
ROMANO L. MAZZOLI, Kentucky
ROMAN C. PUCINSKI, Illinois
JOHN BRADEMAS, Indiana

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MEW 22nool

CONTENTS

Hearings held in-

Washington, D.C.:

Page

April 20, 1971.

1

April 22, 1971.

121

April 29, 1971.

241

May 4, 1971.

309

May 12, 1971.

547

San Juan, P.R.:

May 7, 1971.

369

May 8, 1971.

437

Text of H.R. 7130.--

4

Changes in existing law made by H.R. 7130 (committee print).

21

Summary of H.R. 7130 .-

58

Statement of -

Alpert, Robert N., secretary-treasurer of the Gastronomical Workers

Union of Puerto Rico, Local 610 of Hotel & Restaurant Em-

ployees & Bartenders International Union AFL-CIO...

408

Barton, H. C., Jr., president, Puerto Rico Development Group, Inc. 462

Benitez, Agustin, regional director, AFL-CIO in Puerto Rico..

501

Biemiller, Andrew J., director, Department of Legislation, AFL-CIO,

accompanied by Nathaniel Goldfinger, director, Department of Re-

search, AFL-CIO:

121

Bouret, Roberto, president of the Puerto Rico Hotel Association. 421

Brenes, Dr. Luis Rivera, secretary of agriculture, Commonwealth of

Puerto Rico.---

387

Carignan, Adrien G., president, Northridge Knitting Mills, etc. -- 490

Carroll

, Vincent J., Migrant Legal Action Program, Inc., accompanied

by Lawrence Sherman, director.

74

Casiano, Manuel, administrator of the Economic Development Admin-

istration, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico..

377

Cochran, Carmack, president, Nashville Transit Co..

205

Colon, Hon. Rafael Hernandez, president of the senate, Common-

wealth of Puerto Rico.--

369

Cooper, Mitchell J., in behalf of the rubber footwear industry.

63

Cordova, Jorge L., Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico.

165

Creuziger, Charles M., president, accompanied by A. E. Merckler,

executive secretary, Vegetable Growers Association of America 294

Davis, Alvin E., of the International Association of Fire Fighters.-- 111

de Vincenti, Mrs. Julia Rivera, secretary of labor, Commonwealth of

Puerto Rico.

375

Denton, C. J., Jr., chairman, Producer Steering Committee, National
Cotton Council

285
Donahue, Thomas R., executive secretary, Service Employees Inter-
national Union, accompanied by Richard Murphy.

180
Dunkelberger, Edward, of the National Canners Association.

93
Toledo, Evaristo-

509
Francis, Amadeo I. D., executive director, Puerto Rico Manufactur-
ers Association.

199, 475
Goldberg, Eddie, Bowling Proprietors' Association of America, Inc.,
also Robert Kline...

107

Hodgson, Hon. James D., Secretary of Labor; accompanied by Mr.

Peter Nash, Solicitor, and Horace Menasco.

547

Ledesma, Hector, president of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Com-

merce.

468

Mahaney, John, the American Retail Federation --

217
Mawson, James, Organization of Architectural Employees

237

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