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UNITED STATES SENATE
S. 231, S. 315, S. 1086, S. 1288, and S. 1636
MARCH 29; APRIL 29 AND 30, 1971
Printed for the use of the
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1971
COMMITTEE ON POST OFFICE AND CIVIL SERVICE
GALE W. McGEE, Wyoming, Chairman
HENRY BELLMON, Oklahoma
CLYDE S. DUPONT, Minority Counsel
Moss, Hon. Frank E., a U.S. Senator from the State of Utah.--
Employees; accompanied by Clyde W. Webber, executive vice presi-
director of research-----
Machinists and Aero-Space Workers, AFL-CIO; accompanied by Saul S.
Standards; and Raymond C. Weissenborn, chief, Pay Policy Division ---
Employees before the Senate Committee on Post Office and Civil
Service, June 17, 1970------
Employees before the Special Subcommittee on Exchanges and Com-
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Articles, publications, etc.:
“Defense Department Cuts 1,300 at Craig AFB in Severe State
Blow" by Dick Bell in the Birmingham, Ala. Post-Herald, Mar. 11, Page 1971.-----
180 Communications to:
Senator McGee from Andrew J. Biemiller, director of the department
of legislation with the AFL-CIO; relating to S. 231 and other wage
----------Chairman Hampton from Senator McGee dated March 30, 1971;
referring to dismissal of blue-collar employees.-
183 Senator McGee from Chairman Hampton dated April 13, 1971;
listing percentage of separations from the Federal Government
during fiscal year 1970.-----
and Standards, dated June 4, 1971; in response to question by
209 Senator McGee from David Sullivan, general president, Service Em
ployees International Union, dated April 30, 1971; supporting
255 Senator McGee from Joseph Curran, president, National Maritime
Union of America dated May 7, 1971; statement on S. 231.--Selected tables and charts:
Coordinated Federal wage system, Chicago, Ill., February 1970. --- 125-126
of least squares” to establish the blue-collar Federal prevailing rate
127 Veterans' Administration; regular wage rate schedules, coordinated
Federal wage system, Chicago, Ill. -
tween Federal Government and private enterprise-----
-------- 134-136 Annex I(c)— Coordinated Federal wage system by area; Washington, D.C., September-October 1970---
137-138 Exhibit 1-Computation Sheet -------
142 Graph-Computing a wage trend line--
143 Table 5—1970 Private enterprise rates.
144 Table 6-Uniform line--
146 Table 7—Nassimbene line.--
146 Table 9—Official line--
147 Total number of employees and their average pay in the classified
service, the postal field service and the wage board system; June 30,
1969_------Wage increases for 68 major wage areas throughout the United States for the calendar years 1961-70. ---
---Graph-Indices of comparative rates of pay increases for representa
tive grades of the General Schedule, Postal Field Service Schedule
and average Wage Board Schedule for period 1945-1971.---Survey job averages and payline based on February 1971 wage survey in Chicago ---
219 Veterans Administration laundry worker rate changes; Chicago, Ill. 262 DOD laundry worker rate changes; Chicago, Ill ------
263 Industry step rate data-----------
266 Percentage of firms by size groups. ---
267 Percentage of employees by size groups ---
268 Shift differentials-CFWS vs. proposals ---General information:
Annex II-Computing a wage trend line..
WAGE BOARD LEGISLATION
MONDAY, MARCH 29, 1971
Washington, D.C. The committee met at 10 a.m., pursuant to call, in the auditorium of the New Senate Office Building, Senator Gale W. McGee (chairman of the committee) presiding.
Present: Senators McGee, Stevens, Moss, Burdick, Bellmon, Randolph, Fong, and Hollings.
Staff members present: David Minton, staff director and counsel; Clyde DuPont, minority counsel; Richard G. Fuller, and Dan Doherty, professional staff members.
The CHAIRMAN. The committee hearing will come to order.
Senator Fong has just sent word that he will be a moment or two late.
He is in an appropriations hearing at this time, where I am supposed to be too, but we try to cover both fronts, so he is covering for me there while I try to cover for him here for just a short time.
He will be here shortly, but we will now get underway.
We are not without observing that I think we should have held this in J.F.K. Stadium. [Applause.]
It is noteworthy also that on this Monday morning eight of our nine committee members are present and accounted for. I think that is an enviable record for any committee on a Monday morning early in the session.
This hearing is convened to hear testimony on wage board legislation. If it is true, as some say, that "third time is charm,” then we are due to be charmed.
Because this is the third time this committee has conducted hearings and acted on a piece of legislation to revise the wage board pay system.
In 1967, we reported out, and the Senate unanimously passed S. 2302. But the House of Representatives was apparently not ready to act at that time, and the bill died in committee over there.
We did manage to salvage the Monroney amendment, out of the 90th Congress, but administrative interpretations and bureaucratic efforts to destroy that law have delayed its proper implementation in many cases.
In 1970, this committee reported out, and the Senate again unanimously passed, a second wage board bill; and that bill, H.R. 17809, was sent to the President for his approval.
It was tailored to achieve his approval. As a matter of fact-and no one knows this better than the witness before us this morning, John Griner—that bill was so tailored to meet the approval of the incumbent