Public Works Employment Act of 1975: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Economic Development of the Committee on Public Works, United States Senate, Ninety-fourth Congress, First Session, on S. 1587 ... and S. 1704 ... May 20 and 21, 1975

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Page 246 - prevailing wage rate" for each classification of laborers and mechanics which the Solicitor shall regard as prevailing in an area shall mean: (1) The rate of wages paid in the area in which the work is to be performed, to the majority of those employed in that classification in construction in the area similar to the proposed undertaking; (2) In the event that there is not a majority paid at the same rate, then the rate paid to the greater number: Provided, Such greater number constitutes 30 percent...
Page 190 - The study shall incorporate guidelines which are consistent with criteria provided in resolutions adopted by the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare of the United States Senate or the Committee on Education and Labor of the United States House of Representatives, or both.
Page 26 - I wish to express my appreciation to the Members of the Committee for their generous invitation to appear here today.
Page 195 - Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Main* Maryland Massachusetts .... Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire . . . New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina .... North Dakota .... Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania...
Page 153 - ... the construction industry and its related industries will only maintain and augment the national employment problem. Business cycles are not a new phenomenon. We all have witnessed the natural sequence of good times, followed by bad, of boom and bust, prosperity and stagnation. But if the business cycle is a part of our society, it is also a danger to it. The cycle may be interesting to the economist, a burden to the businessman, and a rallying cry for the politician, but to the worker it is...
Page 116 - On federal lands, these activities are managed by five agencies — the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs — all within Interior, and the Forest Service within Agriculture.
Page 153 - ... part of our society, it is also a danger to it. The cycle may be interesting to the economist, a burden to the businessman, and a rallying cry for the politician, but to the worker it is catastrophe. It is a long period of idleness, of shrinking income, of public charity, and of despair. The hallmark of cyclical swings in employment is the underutilization of men and material. People who want to work are denied the opportunity to do so ; factories and capital equipment lie idle. Construction...
Page 152 - I million construction workers are presently idle; another iy2 million are indirectly unemployed. This accounts for approximately 30 percent of this Nation's overall unemployment. Continued high rates of unemployment in the construction industry and its related industries will only maintain and augment the national employment problem. Business cycles are not a new phenomenon. We all have witnessed the natural sequence of good times, followed by bad, of boom and bust, prosperity and stagnation. But...
Page 142 - ... sequence of good times, followed by bad, of boom and bust, prosperity and stagnation. But if the business cycle is a part of our society, it is also a danger to it. The cycle may be interesting to the economist, a burden to the businessman, and a rallying cry for the politician, but to the worker it is catastrophe. It is a long period of idleness, of shrinking income, of public charity, and of despair. The hallmark of cyclical swings in employment is the underutilization of men and material....
Page 81 - For grants and loans for development facilities as authorized by titles I, II, and IV of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (79 Stat.

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