Nomination: hearing before the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-fourth Congress, second session, on W. J. Usery, jr., of Georgia, to be Secretary of Labor, January 28, 1976
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1976
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Page 13 - Labor shall be to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage-earners of the United States, to improve their working conditions and to advance their opportunities for profitable employment.
Page 8 - State; or (5) a limited number of existing concentrated employment program grantees serving rural areas having a high level of unemployment which the Secretary determines have demonstrated special capabilities for carrying out programs in such areas and are designated by him for that purpose.
Page 4 - Act of 1977 consolidates :overage of coal and non-coal mines under a single law and transfers the job of enforcement from the Department of the Interior to the Department of Labor.
Page 19 - I passed my apprenticeship in that trade a long time ago. But believe me, sticking it to the boss — collecting for what we don't do — is in the same class today as clear-cutting a national forest or dumping raw sewage into the Hudson or the Potomac or San Francisco Bay. We used to think it didn't really matter, but now we know better.
Page 14 - told the New Yorkers that the same group of bigots who deny voting rights to Negroes are the most vehement defenders
Page 4 - ... Commission on State Workmen's Compensation Laws which was appointed by President Nixon in 1970. The Commission reported back to President Nixon in 1972. Early in the Spring of 1972, the Senate Subcommittee on Labor held hearings to modernize the Act. During the months of June, July, and August, 1972, the House Subcommittee on Manpower, Compensation, and Health and Safety of the Committee on Education and Labor conducted hearings for thesame purpose.
Page 4 - WageHour programs including the Equal Pay Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
Page 9 - There is a serious question as to whether the 1974 amendments to the...