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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-FOURTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

Bills relating to minimum wages in
certain Territories, possessions, and
oversea areas of the United States

HEARINGS HELD AT WASHINGTON, D. C.
FEBRUARY 15, 17, 21, 23, 28, MARCH 1, 7,

8, AND 9, 1956

PART ONE

Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1956

Page

Statement of -

Ala'ilima, Vaiinupo J., Takoma Park, Md. (representing Tutuila,

Samoa) -

346

Arnold, William, United States Department of the Interior.

82

Aspinall, Hon. Wayne, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Colorado.--

33

Derrickson, Russell C., chief investigator, Committee on Education
and Labor, United States House of Representatives.--

346

Fitzgerald, Gerald, legislative representative, Government and civic

employees organizing committee, AFL-CIO---

301

Goott, Daniel, Special Assistant for International Labor Affairs,

Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of States; Dwight Cramer,

Office of Dependent Area Affairs, and Philip Sullivan, Bureau of

Far Eastern Affairs, United States Department of State.-

321

Herr, Lt. Col. Norman P., Procurement Law Division, Office of the
Judge Advocate General, Department of the Army-

133, 200

Lundquist, Clarence T., United States Department of Labor; accom-

panied by John J. Babe, Office of the Solicitor, and Harry Kantor,

United States Department of Labor---

100

Mason, Walter J., American Federation of Labor and Congress of In-

dustrial Organizations; accompanied by Kenneth J. Meiklejohn,
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, AFICIO.

149
Moore, William D., Jr., Van Camp Co., Terminal Island, Calif., and

Linton M. Collins, Washington, D. C-----
Munro, Howard E., legislative representative, the Central Labor Union
and Metal Trades Council, AFL-CIO.

286
Nixon, Lt. Col. Perry E., Procurement Policy Division, Director of

Procurement Production, Headquarters, United States Air Force_ 138

Parks, Rear Adm. Joel D., accompanied by William Sellman, counsel;

William Speck, assistant counsel, and T. L. Jones, Department of

the Navy-

113, 171, 266–279, 281

Yeomans, William L., United States Department of the Interior ---- 82, 140

Bills, documents, letters, prepared statements, reports, tables, etc., submit-

ted for the record by-

Agreement for the trust territory under United States administration,

and related documents.

333

Ala'llima, Vaiinupo J. (representing Tutuila, Samoa)

347, 359

Antikickback regulations.

184

Arnold, William A., Assistant Director for Insular Affairs..

96

Aspinall, Hon. Wayne, a Representative in Congress from the State

of Colorado.

43-81

Appendixes to report (American Samoa, pursuant to H. Res. 89) - 67

Chart showing the ratio of cropland to population (American

Samoa).

OL

Map, Samoa and Canton Islands---

46

Organizational and functional charts, Samoan local government. 53, 54

Report, American Samoa, pursuant to House Resolution 89---- 43

Barden, Hon. Graham A., a Representative in Congress from the State

of North Carolina---

1

(alingo, Mauro, Minister-Counselor, Philippine Islands...

279

Chart showing agreements with respect to wages with principal coun-

tries..

200

Cramer, Dwight, United States Department of State, agreement cover-

ing the trust territory-

333

Davis-Bacon Act.---

176

Bills, documents, letters, etc.—Continued

Page

Elliott, Hon. Carl, a Representative in Congress from the State of

Alabama

344

Excerpts from Committee on Territorial and Insular Affairs Com-
mittee Print No. 3, Guam, Mariana Islands----

339

Fitzgerald, Gerald, AFL-CIO, tables, contract work, Panama Canal

Zone

313-320

Government of the Ryukyu Islands:

Act No. 42

204

Act No. 43.

211

Act No. 44_

215

Guam Legislature resolution --

345

H. R. 209, H. R. 4478, H. R. 9129, H. R. 9144, 84th Congress-

2

H. R. 209, suggested language for amendment to--

148

Hawk, John, Seafarers International Union --

365

Hernandez, Jose J., Philippine Trade Unions Council.

153-154

Herr, Lt. Col. Norman P., Department of the Army:

Government of the Ryukyu Islands -

204-229

United States civil administration of the Ryukyu Islands_ 229-265

Keesing, Prof. Felix M., Stanford University--

94
Kelley, James W., American Law Division -

99-100
Lausi, Anthony T., Department of the Interior, resolutions of the
Guam Legislature-

344
List of Territories, possessions, Department of the Interior has juris-
diction over

140

Lowe, Richard B., Governor of American Samoa

92, 93

Mitchell, James P., Secretary of Labor----

147–148

Moore, William D. Jr., Terminal Island, Calif_

2432

Munro, Howard E., wage statements, Panama--

299

Parks, Rear Adm. Joel D., Department of the Navy

176-200

Antikickback regulations ---

184-187

Average rates paid by private firms in Guam.

282-284

Davis-Bacon Act---

176

Panama manual wage schedule.

285

Treaty provisions and allied materials relating to the limitation

of private enterprise in Canal Zone_

285

Vermilya-Brown decision ----

188-200

Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act_

107-184
Romulo, Carlos P., Ambassador, Philippines-

145, 146
Roosevelt, Hon. James, a Representative in Congress from the State
of California-

279

Seafarers International Union of North America---

365

Tables :

Average rates paid by private firms in Guam-

282

Panama Canal Company and Canal Zone Government contract

awards and work.--

313

Panama manual wage schedule_

285

Panama wage statements_-

299

United States civil administration of the Ryukyu Islands:

Ordinance 90_.

229

Ordinance 68

232

Ordinance 116_.

241

Vermilya-Brown decisions--

188, 192

Walsh-Healey Public Cɔntracts Act_

177

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MINIMUM WAGES IN CERTAIN TERRITORIES, POSSESSIONS, AND OVERSEA AREAS OF THE UNITED STATES

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1956

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE
ox EDUCATION AND LABOR,

Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 10:30 a. m., pursuant to notice, in room 429 of the House Office Building, Hon. Carl Elliott (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Present: Representatives Elliott, Landrum, Roosevelt, and Coon.

Present also: Fred G. Hussey, chief clerk; John O. Graham, minority clerk; Kennedy W. Ward, assistant general counsel to the committee; and Russell Č. Derrickson, chief investigator.

Mr. ELLIOTT. The subcommittee will be in order. Gentlemen, we meet_today pursuant to the appointment of the Honorable Graham A. Barden, chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, as evidenced by a letter from the Honorable Graham A. Barden addressed to me dated February 10, 1956, in which he said:

By virtue of the authority vested in me as chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, I hereby appoint you as chairman of a subcommittee to bold hearings and consider the bills, H. R. 209, H. R. 4478, H. R. 9129, and H. R. 9144, and such other bills as may come to the attention of the subcommittee dealing with the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to Guam, American Samoa, or Wake Island. After completion of your consideration of this matter, you should report your recommendations for consideration to the full committee.

The following members of the committee will serve with you on this subcom-
mittee: Hon. Phil M. Landrum, Hon. Earl Chudoff, Hon. James Roosevelt, Hon.
Joe Holt, Hon. Sam Coon, and Hon. Orvin B. Fjare.
Sincerely yours,

GRAHAM A. BARDEN, Chairman. Now our subcommittee has met in executive session and in that executive session we hare determined that the scope of our inquiry shall first be limited to American Samoa; and secondly, that we will hear witnesses beginning now who are interested in the subject of American Samoa; and thirdly, that our hearings will go over from today when we have finished today, to 10 o'clock on Friday, February 17. At that time there will be heard representatives of the Department of Defense, the Department of Interior, and the Department of Labor.

Now, it is contemplated that we may be in session a considerable portion of the day, Friday. We will begin at 10 o'clock. It depends on how long it takes us to finish.

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