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SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON LABOR 1964
·U.S. Congress. House.
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR.
H.R. 1678 and H.R. 6088
BILLS TO PROVIDE WAGE STANDARDS FOR PERSONS ENGAGED
HEARINGS HELD IN WASHINGTON, D.C.,
Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
R.V. c. 7 Jy 64
HEARINGS, PRIS AND REPORTS.
Peterson, Hon. Esther, Assistant Secretary of Labor; accompanied by
McCart, John A., operations director, Government Employes'
Meiklejohn, Kenneth A., legislative representative, AFL-CIO, letter
SERVICE CONTRACTS ACT OF 1963
MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 1964
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE ON LABOR
OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR,
Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 10:10 a.m., pursuant to call, in room 429, Cannon Building, Hon. James G. O'Hara presiding.
Present: Representatives O'Hara, Sickles, and Griffin.
Staff members present: Dr. Deborah P. Wolfe, education chief; Robert E. McCord, director; and Philip R. Rodgers, minority counsel for labor.
Mr. O'HARA. The Special Subcommittee on Labor will be in order. The purpose of the meeting today and the hearings that will be conducted over the next week or two is to consider two bills introduced by me, H.R. 1678 and H.R. 6088. If there is no objection, I would ask that the bills be printed in the record of the hearings at this point. (The bills referred to follow :)
[H.R. 1678, 88th Cong., 2d sess.]
A BILL To provide wage standards for persons engaged by Federal contractors or subcontractors to furnish services or maintenance work to Federal agencies, and for other purposes
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Service Contracts Act of 1962".
SEC. 2. As used in this Act:
(a) The phrase "contract which provides for the furnishing of services, including janitorial, custodial, or cleaning services, or maintenance work to a Federal agency" shall include all such contracts except
(1) contracts subject to either the Act of March 3, 1931 (46 Stat. 1494), as amended, or the Act of June 30, 1936 (49 Stat. 2036), as amended;
(2) contracts for the carriage of freight or personnel by vessel, airplane, bus, truck, express, or railway line where published tariff rates are in effect; (3) contracts for the furnishing of services by radio, telephone, telegraph, or cable companies, subject to the Communications Act of 1934;
(4) contracts for public utility services, including electric light and power, water, steam, and gas; and
(5) employment contracts providing for direct services to a Federal agency by an individual or individuals.
(b) The phrase "persons engaged to perform services or maintenance work" shall include all persons engaged to perform such services regardless of any contractual relationship agreed upon, but shall not include persons engaged in an executive, professional, or administrative capacity, as such terms are defined and delimited by regulations of the Secretary of Labor.
(c) The term "employment benefits" shall include vacations, holidays and sick leave, sickness and accident benefits, accidental death and dismemberment benefits, hospital care, surgical and medical care, pensions on retirement or death, life insurance, unemployment benefits, or other similar benefits provided directly or indirectly by an employer for the benefit of his employees, their families and