Public Service Employment: Hearings, Ninetieth Congress, Second Session ...
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1968 - Economic assistance, Domestic - 199 pages
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Page 95 - The Congress hereby declares that it is the continuing policy and responsibility of the Federal Government to use all practicable means consistent with its needs and obligations and other essential considerations of national policy, with the assistance and cooperation of industry, agriculture, labor, and state and local governments, to coordinate and utilize all its plans, functions and resources.
Page 95 - Employment Act of 1946". DECLARATION OF POLICY SEC. 2. The Congress hereby declares that it is the continuing policy and responsibility of the Federal Government to use all practicable means consistent with its needs and obligations and other essential considerations of national policy, with the assistance and cooperation of industry, agriculture, labor, and State and local governments, to coordinate and utilize all its plans, functions, and resources for the purpose of creating and maintaining,...
Page 136 - What white Americans have never fully understood — but what the Negro can never forget— is that white society is deeply implicated in the ghetto. White institutions created it, white institutions maintain it, and white society condones it.
Page 127 - The Select Subcommittee on Labor of the House Committee on Education and Labor will come to order.
Page 137 - Convocation calls upon all Americans to apply the same determination to these programs that they have to past emergencies. We are confident that, given this commitment, our society has the ingenuity to allocate its resources and devise the techniques necessary to rebuild cities and still meet our other national obligations without impairing our financial integrity. Out of past emergencies, we have drawn strength and progress. Out of the present urban crisis we can build cities that are places, not...
Page 135 - ... without reducing existing levels of employment or undercutting existing labor standards or wages which prevail for comparable work or services in the area but are not less than the federal minimum wage. Such a program should seek to qualify new employees to become part of the regular work force and to meet normal performance standards.
Page 131 - ... parks and recreation, water services, highway maintenance, police and fire protection, etc. With rare exception, the jobs to be had in government are vital to the functioning of the society and the community, and the services provided by government employees are deemed desirable by the citizenry. The critical point is that the need for the services to be provided is the underlying justification for public service employment — not merely the fact that such a need naturally calls for persons...
Page 128 - ... broad program of urban reconstruction and advocacy of appropriate public and private action to move toward these objectives, including the goal of rehabilitation and construction of at least a million housing units for lower-income families annually. This Convocation calls upon the nation to create educational programs that will equip all young Americans for full and productive participation in our society to the full potential of their abilities.
Page 180 - As you may know, there is talk about giving every family an income of at least $3,200 a year, which would be the amount for a family of four. If the family earns less than this, the Government would make up the difference. Would you favor or oppose such a plan?