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A BILL TO ESTABLISH UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FOR THE MARI-
TIME INDUSTRY AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
SEPTEMBER 30 AND OCTOBER 2, 1941
Printed for the use of the
WASHINGTON : 1942
COMMITTEE ON THE MERCHANT MARINE AND FISHERIES
SCHUYLER OTIS BLAND, Virginia, Chairman ROBERT RAMSPECK, Georgia
RICHARD J. WELCH, California JOSEPH J. MANSFIELD, Texas
FRANCIS D. CULKIN, New York EDWARD J. HART, New Jersey
J. C. OLIVER, Maine JAMES A. O'LEARY, New York
JOSEPH J. O'BRIEN, New York FRANK W. BOYKIN, Alabama
FRED BRADLEY, Michigan J. HARDIN PETERSON, Florida
JAMES E. VAN ZANDT, Pennsylvania MICHAEL J. KENNEDY, New York
GORDON CANFIELD, New Jersey HERBERT C. BONNER, North Carolina JAMES DOMENGEAUX, Louisiana
ANTHONY J. DIMOND, Alaska
SAMUEL W. KING, Hawaii
WILLIAM C. TAYLOE, Clerk
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Beiter, Alfred F., Representative in Congress from New York...
Ziegler, Louis, International Longshoremen's Association...
Mississippi River Carriers Association.
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FOR THE MARITIME
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1941
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Washington, D.C. The committee met, pursuant to notice, at 10 a. m., Hon. Schuyler 0. Bland, chairman, presiding, for consideration of H. R. 5446.
The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order, please. We have met this morning for consideration of H. R. 5446, a bill to establish a system of unemployment insurance for the maritime industry, and for other purposes. Hearings were held on a similar bill on May 21, 22, and 24, 1940, and those hearings are available for the members of the committee, including those who were not members of the committee at that time. The Chair has agreed to hear first this morning, because of the necessity of his leaving early, Mr. J. J. Collins, adviser to the Independent Union, New York City. All right, Mr. Collins. Is Mr. Collins here! All right, Mr. Latimer, we will
Mr. WELCH. I might say, before we start, Mr. Chairman, that I was very glad to receive from you Senate Document No. 113, containing the report of the Interdepartmental Committee.
The CHAIRMAN. No; that is not what I am referring to, but to the hearings held in the last session of Congress. That document I sent to you is on workmen's compensation for injuries and things of that kind.
Mr. WELCH. Injuries and sickness?
The CHAIRMAN. Yes. That report was made to the Senate. I have not been able to go through it, but I have sufficient copies to send to all members of the committee.
Mr. WELCH. I read it very carefully, and it is interesting,
STATEMENT OF MURRAY W. LATIMER, CHAIRMAN, RAILROAD
RETIREMENT BOARD, WASHINGTON, D. C.
Mr. LATIMER. Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of the committee, my name is Murray W. Latimer. I am Chairman of the Railroad Retirement Board. My statement has not been cleared with or approved by the Bureau of the Budget. At the hearings last year on H. R. 9798 held on May 21, 22, and 24, 1940, I discussed at some length the considerations underlying the establishment of a system of unemployment insurance for the maritime industry.