Amending the Service Contract Act of 1965: Hearing, Ninety-second Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 11884 ...

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Page 24 - Mr. Chairman, I would like to thank you again for this opportunity to appear before your Committee...
Page 14 - Law 763 provides that the compensation of such employees shall be fixed and adjusted from time to time as nearly as is consistent with the public interest in accordance with prevailing rates. A general survey of Government and industrial employees...
Page 34 - However, in general, there are a couple of questions I would like to ask. You...
Page 1 - Columbia in excess of $2,500 — • the principal purpose of which is to furnish services to the United States through the use of service employees...
Page 22 - Such a duty does not, however, ensue as a matter of law from the mere fact that an employer is doing the same work in the same place with the same employees as his predecessor, as the Board had recognized until its decision in the instant case.
Page 1 - A provision specifying the minimum monetary wages to be paid the various classes of service employees in the performance of the contract or any subcontract thereunder, as determined by the Secretary, or his authorized representative, in accordance with prevailing rates for such employees in the locality, which in no case shall be lower than the minimum specified in subsection (b).
Page 22 - One of these fundamental policies is freedom of contract. While the parties' freedom of contract is not absolute under the Act, allowing the Board to compel agreement when the parties themselves are unable to agree would violate the fundamental premise on which the Act is based — private bargaining under governmental supervision of the procedure alone, without any official compulsion over the actual terms of the contract.

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