Hearing on H.R. 3283, a Bill to Extend the Coverage on Certain Federal Laws to Foreign Flagships: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, First Session

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Page 410 - Sea, 1974; — the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 as modified by the Protocol of 1978 relating thereto...
Page 150 - commerce' means trade, traffic, commerce, transportation, or communication among the several States, or between the District of Columbia or any Territory of the United States and any State or other Territory, or between any foreign country and any State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, or within the District of Columbia or any Territory, or between points in the same State but through any other State or any Territory or the District of Columbia or any foreign country. "(7) The term 'affecting...
Page 86 - And so by comity it came to be generally understood among civilized nations that all matters of discipline and all things done on board which affected only the vessel or those belonging to her, and did not involve the peace or dignity of the country, or the tranquillity of the port, should be left by the local government to be dealt with by the authorities of the nation to which the vessel belonged as the laws of that nation or the interests of its commerce should require.
Page 77 - ... standards of this Convention, after it has come into force, it may prepare a report addressed to the government of the country in which the ship is registered, with a copy to the DirectorGeneral of the International Labour Office, and may take measures necessary to rectify any conditions on board which are clearly hazardous to safety or health.
Page 168 - ... (C) a prohibition on the use of any form of forced or compulsory labor; (D) a minimum age for the employment of children; and (E) acceptable conditions of work with respect to minimum wages, hours of work, and occupational safety and health.
Page 383 - Freedom of the high seas is exercised under the conditions laid down by these articles and by the other rules of international law. It comprises, inter alia, both for coastal and non-coastal States: (1) Freedom of navigation; (2) Freedom of fishing; (3) Freedom to lay submarine cables and pipelines; (4) Freedom to fly over the high seas.
Page 82 - It has also been observed that an act of congress ought never to be construed to violate the law of nations if any other possible construction remains...
Page 174 - Vessel of the United States means a vessel documented or numbered under the laws of the United States, the states of the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the District of Columbia, the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States.
Page 323 - trade dispute" means a dispute [between workers and their employer] ....which [relates wholly or mainly to ] one or more of the following, that is to say(a) terns and conditions of employment, or the physical conditions in which any workers are required to work; (b) engagement or non-engagement, or termination or suspension of employment or the duties of employment, of one or more workers ; (c) allocation of work or the duties of employment...
Page 81 - In addition, our attention is called to the well-established rule of international law that the law of the flag state ordinarily governs the internal affairs of a ship.

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