Merchant Seamen: Hearings Before the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, Seventy-seventh Congress, First Session, on H. R. 2662, a Bill to Establish Hiring Halls Under the Control of Shipping Commissioners for the Engaging of Seamen for Certain Vessels, to Control Subversive Activities Among Seamen, to Impose Additional Citizenship Requirements for Manning Vessels of the United States, to Establish More Stable Labor Relations in the Merchant Marine and to Protect the Status of the American Merchant Marine as an Integral Part of the National Defense. February 26, 27, 28, March 5, 6, 7, and 11, 1941

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Page 430 - It shall be the duty of all carriers, their officers, agents, and employees to exert every reasonable effort to make and maintain agreements concerning rates of pay, rules, and working conditions...
Page 370 - That in case any common carrier subject to the provisions of this Act shall do, cause to be done, or permit to be done, any act. matter, or thing in this Act prohibited or declared to be unlawful, or shall omit to do any act. matter, or thing in this Act required to be done...
Page 321 - It is, we think, a sound principle, that, when a government becomes a partner in any trading company, it divests itself, so far as concerns the transactions of that company, of its sovereign character, and takes that of a private citizen.
Page 370 - ... divulge or publish the existence, contents, substance, purport, effect, or meaning of the same or any part thereof, or use the same or any information therein contained for his own benefit or for the benefit of another not entitled thereto...
Page 134 - Act; (4) to provide for the prompt and orderly settlement of all disputes concerning rates of pay, rules, or working conditions; (5) to provide for the prompt and orderly settlement of all disputes growing out of grievances or out of the interpretation or application of agreements covering rates of pay, rules, or working conditions.
Page 262 - States, or that such person does not advocate, and is not a member of an organization that advocates, the overthrow of the Government of the United States by force or violence...
Page 80 - Lakes), bays, sounds, bayous, and canals, exclusively, the licensed officers and sailors, coal passers, firemen, oilers, and water tenders shall, while at sea, be divided into at least three watches, which shall be kept on duty successively for the performance of ordinary work incident to the sailing and management of the vessel.
Page 419 - The Board may designate one or more of its members to exercise the functions of the Board in mediation proceedings. Each member of the Board shall have power to administer oaths and affirmations. The Board shall have a seal which shall be judicially noticed. The Board shall make an annual report to Congress. "Third.
Page 134 - It is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States to eliminate the causes of certain substantial obstructions to the free flow of commerce and to mitigate and eliminate these obstructions when they have occurred by encouraging the practice and procedure of collective bargaining...
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