Amendment to Increase the Minimum Wage: Hearings ... Eighty-fourth Congress, First Session. June 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, and 30, 1955
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Page 584 - Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938". FINDING AND DECLARATION OF POLICY SEC. 2. (a) The Congress hereby finds that the existence, in industries engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for 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...
Page 373 - The Administrator, to the extent necessary in order to prevent curtailment of opportunities for employment, shall by regulations or by orders provide for (1) the employment of learners, of apprentices...
Page 423 - The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
Page 541 - (15) any employee employed in planting or tending trees, cruising, surveying, or felling timber, or in preparing or transporting logs or other forestry products to the mill, processing plant, railroad, or other transportation terminal, if the number of employees employed by his employer In such forestry or lumbering operations does not exceed twelve.
Page 186 - Hourly earnings exclude premium pay for overtime and for work on weekends, holidays, and late shifts.
Page 508 - Act an employee shall be deemed to have been engaged in the production of goods if such employee was employed in producing, manufacturing, mining, handling, transporting, or in any other manner working on such goods, or in any closely related process or occupation directly essential to the production thereof, in any State.
Page 569 - ... not covered by the minimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Page 211 - Despite causing significant wage increases, the 75-cent rate appeared to have had only minor effects on such variables as employment, plant shutdowns, prices, technological change, hiring policies, and overtime work.
Page 572 - Our problem is to work out in practice those labor standards which will permit the maximum but prudent employment of our human resources to bring within the reach of the average man and woman a maximum of goods and of services conducive to the fulfillment of the promise of American life.