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OVERSIGHT HEARINGS ON FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT
OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY LAWS
THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1975
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Los Angeles, Calif. The subcommittee met at 9 a.m., pursuant to notice, in the George Kinsey Auditorium, California State Museum of Science and Industry, 700 State Drive, Los Angeles, Calif., Hon. Augustus F. Hawkins, chairman, presiding.
Also present: Susan Grayson, staff director; Charles Knox, administrative assistant; Carole Schanzer, clerk; and Richard Mosse, assistant minority counsel.
Mr. Hawkins. The Subcommittee on Equal Opportunities of the House Committee on Education and Labor is called to order.
The subcommittee is continuing its hearing on the subject matter that has been before the committee for several years now on Federal contracts compliance.
For the record I would like to make this opening statement : Ten years ago, on September 24, 1965, President Lyndon Baines Johnson issued Executive Order No. 11246 prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of race, creed, color, or national origin by Federal contractors, and requiring Government contractors take affirmative action to insure equal opportunity for job applicants and employees.
This order was amended in 1967 to include sex.
If this Executive order had been implemented in the forceful manner it deserves, it could have been one of the most forceful tools in the civil rights arsenal.
Unfortunately, that has not been the case.
Federal contractors with 50 or more employees or Government contracts of $50,000 or more are required to submit written affirmative action plans meeting standards set forth in the regulations by the Secretary of Labor who is responsible for the administration of the Executive order.
The preliminary responsibility for enforcing the Executive order, however, rests with the Federal agencies contracting with by the industry; at the present time 11 Federal agencies are designated "compliance agencies.
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OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY LAWS
HEARINGS HELD IN LOS ANGELES, CALIF., MARCH 27, 1975;
WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 19, 25, AND JULY 8, 1975
Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor
CARL D. PERKINS, Chairman
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTOŃ : 1975
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR
CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky, Chairman
JOHN M. ASHBROOK, Ohio
JOHN N. ERLENBORN, Illinois JAMES G. O'HARA, Michigan
MARVIN L. ESCH, Michigan AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS, California EDWIN D. ESHLEMAN, Pennsylvania WILLIAM D. FORD, Michigan
PETER A. PEYSER, New York PATSY T. MINK, Hawaii (on leave)
RONALD A. SARASIN, Connecticut LLOYD MEEDS, Washington
JOHN BUCHANAN, Alabama PHILLIP BURTON, California
JAMES M. JEFFORDS, Vermont JOSEPH M. GAYDOS, Pennsylvania
LARRY PRESSLER, South Dakota WILLIAM “BILL" CLAY, Missouri
WILLIAM F. GOODLING, Pennsylvania SHIRLEY CHISHOLM, New York
VIRGINIA SMITH, Nebraska
SUBCOMMITTEE ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
AUGUSTUS F. HAWKINS, California, Chairman WILLIAM "BILL" CLAY, Missouri
JOHN BUCHANAN, Alabama JAIME BENITEZ, Puerto Rico
ALBERT H. QUIE, Minnesota, Ex Officio PATSY T. MINK, Hawaii (on leave) CARL D. PERKINS, Kentucky, Ex Officio
June 19, 1975.
July 8, 1975.
Jenkins, Sandra, Task Force on Compliance, National Organization
for Women, Washington, D.C..
Region, Los Angeles (Retired)
Legal Defense and Education Fund, San Francisco, Calif.
Services Region, Los Angeles, accompanied by Robert Cole, David
Kalish, and Thomas Canfield.
panied by Bob Cohn, Lou Checky, Roger Gabriel, and Dwight
Weaver, Albert J., member, Black Bricklayers Local 2, AFL-CIO,
accompanied by Charles Jackson.
Ball, Eddie J., chairman, Concerned Minorities of Rockwell Inter-
national, letter to Chairman Hawkins, enclosing several documents.
ment, U.S. Department of Labor, letter to Senator Ribicoff,
dated July 7, 1975.-
“Contractors Debarred From Federal Contracts” (table)--
Supply Agency, Los Angeles, Calif., letter to Chairman Hawkins,
dated April 2, 1975-
Citizens, letter to Chairman Hawkins, enclosing several questions.-