U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour and Public Contracts Division

Collection Number: 5320

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour and Public Contracts Division, 1944-1964
Collection Number:
5320
Creator:
U.S. Department of Labor
Quantity:
3 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Proceedings.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
This group contains the economic reports prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the various minimum wage boards.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Secretary of Labor is responsible for the enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and certain administrative functions which are supplementary. One of these functions is to establish minimum wages (which may be below the minimums generally required by law) for industries in Puerto Rico. The Secretary delegated this responsibility to the Wage-Hour Administrator.
Wage order proceedings are initiated by the Secretary, published in the Federal Register, giving notice of hearings by industry committees to recommend the minimum rate to be paid employees engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce.
These orders will contain a definition of the particular industry and make provision for convening the committee. The committee will be composed of an equal number of persons representing the industry the employees and the public, one of whom has been designated the chairman.
Each committee will be furnished a lawyer to serve as committee counsel, and an economist to advise and assist the committee. The administrator also prepares an economic report containing such data as he is able to assemble pertinent to the matters to be referred to the committee. Hearings are held by the committee and after the issues are resolved, it issues a report, containing findings of fact and recommendations. The secretary then publishes these recommendations. The secretary then publishes these recommendations and provides by order that they shall become effective 15 days thereafter.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Specifically, includes a copy of a letter from Francis O'Neill (chairman, National Mediation Board) to President Richard M. Nixon declaring that an emergency existed and enclosing a proposed draft of an executive order to create the Emergency Board to deal with the dispute; the final executive order creating the Board; Board hearings (3 vol.); numerous labor and management exhibits filed with the Board, including a statement by William Winpisinger (vice-president, International Association of Machinists) describing work done by his members who worked for railroads; and a copy of the Board's award.
Also various documents on previous shopcraft disputes including a copy of a U.S. Department of Labor publication, THE RAILROAD SHOPCRAFT FACTFINDING STUDY (1968) as well as copies of agreements between the following parties: National Railway Labor Conference and Eastern, Western and Southeastern Carriers Conference Committees and employees of such carriers, represented by the organizations comprising the Railway Employes Department, AFL-CIO (1964); railroads represented by the Eastern, Western and Southeastern Carriers Conference Committee and employees of such railroads represented by the Employees National Conference Committees of eleven cooperating railway labor organizations (1960); and carriers represented by the National Railway Conference and Regional Carrier Conference Committees and the International Association of Machinists, the Sheet Metal Workers, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers (1969).
SUBJECTS

Names:
Seward, Ralph T. (Ralph Theodore), 1907-
Winpisinger, William W.
United States. Department of Labor.
International Association of Machinists.
United States. Emergency Board No. 176.

Subjects:
Arbitration, Industrial -- United States -- Cases.
Job evaluation -- United States.
Railroad -- Employees

Form and Genre Terms:
Proceedings.


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Cite As:
U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour and Public Contracts Division #5320. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5321: U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour and Public Contracts Division Special Industry Committee #12 Records
5322: U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour and Public Contracts Division Special Industry Committee #13 Records
5323: U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour and Public Contracts Division Special Industry Committee #14 Records
5324: U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour and Public Contracts Division Special Industry Committee #15 Records
5325: U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour and Public Contracts Division Special Industry Committee #16 Records
5326: U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour and Public Contracts Division Special Industry Committee #31 Records

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1952-1958
Box 1 Folder 2 1950-1962
Box 1 Folder 3 1950-1956
Box 1 Folder 4 1955
Box 1 Folder 5 1944-1962
Box 1 Folder 6 1950-1956
Box 1 Folder 7 1956-1960
Box 1 Folder 8 1956-1962
Box 1 Folder 9 1956-1958
Box 1 Folder 10 1941-1950
Box 1 Folder 11 1955-1956
Box 1 Folder 12 1960
November 1960
Box 1 Folder 13 1957
July 1957
Box 1 Folder 14 1962
April - September 1962
Box 1 Folder 15 1951-1962
December 1951 - July 1962
Box 1 Folder 16 1956
April 1956
Box 1 Folder 17 1951-1962
Box 1 Folder 18 1943
August 26 1943
Box 1 Folder 19 1942
March and April 1942
Box 1 Folder 20 1942
Box 1 Folder 21 1944
April 18 1944
Box 1 Folder 22 1942
August 1942
Box 2 Folder 1 1957-1962
Box 2 Folder 2
Box 2 Folder 3 1947-1955
Box 2 Folder 4 1942-1957
Box 2 Folder 5 1951
May 1951
Box 2 Folder 6 1952
January 1952
Box 2 Folder 7 1956
December 1956
Box 2 Folder 8 1951-1960
Box 2 Folder 9 1961
July 1961
Box 2 Folder 10 1953-1962
Box 2 Folder 11 1955
December 1955
Box 2 Folder 12 1953
January 1953
Box 2 Folder 13 1956-1960
Box 2 Folder 14 1943
September 1943
Box 2 Folder 15 1941
August and October 1941
Box 2 Folder 16 1944-1962
Box 2 Folder 17 1951-1960
Box 3 Folder 1 1951-1960
Box 3 Folder 2 1957-1963
Box 3 Folder 3 1952-1956
May 1952 - November 1956
Box 3 Folder 4 1957-1962
Box 3 Folder 5 1942-1964
Box 3 Folder 6 1962
October 4 1962
Box 3 Folder 7 1952-1962
Box 3 Folder 8 1957-1962
Box 3 Folder 9 1938-1962
Box 3 Folder 10 1941-1962
Box 3 Folder 11 1955-1961
Box 3 Folder 12 1949
December 1949
Box 3 Folder 13 1947-1963
Box 3 Folder 14 1956-1960
Box 3 Folder 15