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AND PROPOSED AMENDMENTS

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

UNITED STATES SENATE

SEVENTY-SIXTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 1000, S. 1264, S. 1392, S. 1550

S. 1580, and S. 2123
BILLS TO AMEND THE NATIONAL LABOR

RELATIONS ACT

PART 1

APRIL 11, 17, AND 18, 1939

Printed for the use of the Committee on Education and Labor

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COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR

ELBERT D. THOMAS, Utah, Chairman DAVID I. WALSH, Massachusetts

WILLIAM E. BORAH, Idaho JAMES E. MURRAY, Montana

ROBERT M. LA FOLLETTE, JR., Wisconsin VIC DONAHEY, Ohio

JAMES J. DAVIS, Pennsylvania
RUSH D. HOLT, West Virginia

ROBERT A. TAFT, Ohio
CLAUDE PEPPER, Florida
ALLEN J. ELLENDER, Louisiana
JOSH LEE, Oklahoma
LISTER HILL, Alabama

EARL B. WIXCEY, Clerk

W. ALAN THODY, Assistant Clerk
II

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

JUL 27 1939

DIVISION OF DOCUMENTS

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Hon. Robert F. Wagner, Senator from the State of New York:

Chart No. 1.-Strikes in the United States...

Chart No. 2.—Major issues involved in strikes, 1927-38..

Chart No. 3.-Man-days idle, 1927-38_.---

Chart No. 4.-Number of strikes contrasted with the number of cases

brought before the National Labor Relations Board --

Chart No. 5.—Number of workers involved in strikes contrasted with

the number of workers involved in cases brought before the Na-

tional Labor Relations Board..

Chart No. 6.-Sit-down strikes --

Hon. Rufus C. Holman, Senator from the State of Oregon, letter written

to, by Duckwall Bros. of Hood River, Oreg---
Hon. Allen J. Ellender, Senator from the State of Louisiana, statement

prepared by, in connection with Senate bill 2123_-

H. R. 4990 (by Hon. Clare E. Hoffman, 76th Cong., 1st sess.), a bill to

repeal the National Labor Relations Act and to diminish the causes of

labor disputes burdening or obstructing interstate and foreign com-

merce, to create a National Labor Relations Board, and for other

purposes

J. Warren Madden, Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board :

Chart A.-Proportion of number of workers involved in strikes to

total number of gainful workers, 1880–1938..

Chart B.—Trend of man-days of idleness due to strikes compared

with trend of business activity-January 1937-Februar 1939_-

Appendix C-2.-Decrease in strikes in industries in which the Na-

tional Labor Relations Board has taken jurisdiction compared with

decrease in other industries, 1937-38 (for disputes beginning in

the year)-

Chart C.-Number of strikes contrasted with number of cases

brought before the National Labor Relations Board-October 1935–

February 1939---

NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT AND PROPOSED

AMENDMENTS

TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 1939

UNITED STATES SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR,

Washington, D. C. The committee met, pursuant to call, at 10 a. m., in Room 318, Senate Office Building, Senator Elbert D. Thomas of Utah (chairman), presiding.

Also present: Senators Walsh, Ellender, Murray, Lee, Hill, La Follette, Davis, and Taft.

Senator Edward R. Burke, (not a member of the committee) sat throughout the hearing.

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will please come to order.

At the opening of the hearings, I would like for the benefit of all to make this announcement. In arranging the order of witnesses for this hearing it was determined to hear the proponents of amendments first and then the opponents. Also in determining the matter, it was thought fairest to all concerned to hear from proponents of the amendments in the order in which the amendments were introduced in the Senate. All Congressional and Departmental officials will be heard before witnesses representing other groups, except Madam Perkins who has requested the committee to be heard last instead of with the other Government departments.

That means that the committee will adopt about the following order, if we are able to maintain it. Senator Robert F. Wagner, Senator Edward R. Burke, Senator Rufus C. Holman, Congressman Clare E. Hoffman, National Labor Relations Board, Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, American Federation of Labor, business groups, farm groups, railroad brotherhoods, American Federation of Labor groups opposed to the amendments, Congress of Industrial Organizations, experts in the field of labor, and Madam Perkins.

If the various witnesses will note that we will attempt to maintain this schedule as nearly as we possibly can, they may be guided by reference to this list, and may be able to determine the probable places that they will occupy on the list of witnesses.

May I also make this announcement so that it will be understood by everyone. The hearings were scheduled to continue today and tomorrow, not to be held on Thursday and Friday because of other appointments which the committee had. Due to the fact that tomorrow is the day given over to honor the late Senator Lewis, there will be no hearings held tomorrow, and the next hearing after we adjourn today will be held next Monday.

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