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Resolved, That this association reaffirm its active support for the maintenance and effective enforcement of State laws establishing standards for the hours of work and working conditions of women; and
Respectfully urges the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to continue its efforts to eliminate bona fide discriminations based on sex, while at the same time making every effort to preserve State legislation which establishes standards for the employment of women;
and Respectfully urges the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to bring complaints of discrimination resulting from the operation of a State law to the attention of the appropriate State Labor Department for the purpose of exploring, as early as possible, remedial action available under State law, prior to the issuance of a determination by the Commission; and
Requests the Secretary-Treasurer of the IAGLO to transmit to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission a copy of this resolution.
Commissioner CABE. Mr. Chairman, I move that this resolution be adopted.
President CATHERWOOD. It is moved and seconded, is there any discussion?
Director AJER. I would like to submit an amendment to this resolution. The original motion was poorly worded.
This amendment would read as follows:
"Be it Resolved, that this association reaffirm its active support for the maintenance and effective enforcement of State laws establishing standards for the hours of work and working conditions of women; and
"Respectfully urges the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to continue its efforts to eliminate bona fide discrimination based on sex, while at the same time making every effort to preserve State legislation which establishes standards for the employment of women; and
“Respectfully urges the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to bring complaints of discrimination resulting from the operation of a State law to the attention of the appropriate State Labor Department for the purpose of exploring, as early as possible, remedial action available under State law, prior to the issuance of a determination by the Commission; and
"Requests the Secretary-Treasurer of the IAGLO to transmit to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission a copy of this resolution."
President CATHERWOOD. Thank you.
The amendment before you is comprehensive. Its acceptance would make any action on the original unnecessary. Its defeat, presumably, would constitute a defeat for the concept expressed in the original.
Resolution No. 10 Whereas the Honorable Curtis Luttrell, Commissioner of Labor of the State of Louisiana, and his highly capable staff have spared no efforts to provide to the delegates and their guests a most comfortable, interesting, and entertaining visit for the 49th Convention of the International Association of Governmental Labor Officials; and
Whereas the delegates and their guests have experienced the warm friendliness and generous hospitality of the officials and people of the city of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana; Therefore, be it
Resolved, That the newly elected officers of the International Association of Governmental Labor Officials be delegated to express to all citizens of Louisiana the deep appreciation of those in attendance at this convention for the kindness, generosity, and hospitality shown to us during our visit in New Orleans, Louisiana.
CARL CABE, Kentucky, Chairman
L. R. PETERSON, British Columbia [Adopted.]
President CATHERWOOD. The next order of business is the Report of the Nominating Committee.
Report of the Nominating Committe
Chairman: RAYMOND F. MALE, Commissioner, New Jersey
Department of Labor and Industry The nominating committee submits for your consideration the following slate of officers: President:
ERNEST B. WEBB, Director, Department of Industrial Relations,
CARL CABE, Commissioner, Department of Labor, Kentucky. Secretary-Treasurer:
GEORGE T. Brown, Deputy Director, Bureau of Labor Standards,
U.S. Department of Labor. Executive Board:
Paul BACHMAN, Commissioner, Department of Labor and Sta
tistics, Wyoming, MARTIN P. CATHERWOOD, Industrial Commissioner, Department
of Labor, New York.
mission, New Mexico.
RAYMOND F. MALE, New Jersey, Chairman
ADJOURNMENT President CATHERWOOD. With the permission of President-elect Webb, I will proceed with an item of business conducted by the outgoing administration-selecting a site for next year's convention.
The Chair has a letter from the Commissioner from Colorado, extending an invitation to meet there next year. In support of that invitation, he has telegrams from the Denver-Hilton Hotel, from the convention bureau of Denver, from the Mayor of the city of Denver, and from the Governor of the State of Colorado.
Another invitation has been extended by Commissioner Combs of Nevada.
The floor is available for representatives from the States in question or from other States who wish to extend an invitation to this association for next year's convention site.
The Association voted unanimously to hold its 1967 convention in Denver, Colorado.
President CATHERWOOD. As I come to the end of my term of office, may I say that I have enjoyed serving as your president during the past year. We have seen at this convention some of the talent we have within the organization. We hope that the operation of the convention in the years ahead will make it possible to have even more participation by members of the association than we have had this year.
The executive board is faced with a difficult problem-how to make this association as meaningful as possible for its members. We are not a powerful organization from the standpoint of finances. We have more power and influence in potential impact on public policy than we have succeeded in capitalizing on.
While the responsibility will be primarily that of the new president and of the executive board, there are two or three ideas that I want to pass on to you. It seems to me, in connection with the convention, that we want and expect certain things. We want a pleasant opportunity for members and of their families to meet together. We want useful working sessions at the convention. I think we have achieved both objectives in no small degree because of special efforts put forth by our host State.
Something more is needed than what can be done at the annual sessions if we are to achieve any progress on the objectives in which we are interested. In this connection, I think we had an excellent demonstration during the past year of progress. It is not fully an achievement yet, but it is important progress on an item of serious concern to members of this association through our special committee involved with Walsh-Healey matters.
I would suggest to the new president and to the executive board that the continuation of such a special committee would be in order. Maybe it should be made up of members of the executive board. Possibly, however, it should include membership outside the executive board, as has been the case this year. Whether or not it is desirable to extend the jurisdiction of this committee to a broader field of safety, I do not know. I think it is already becoming obvious that the moves under way go beyond any narrow definition of the specific area of Walsh-Healey contracts.
There are some additional areas that I would hope the association could undertake and through which it could capitalize on some of the resources provided by its members. Without going so far as to urge a specific program to the exclusion of other possibilities, we had an interesting demonstration this year through the report of the committee on research and statistics. This report had a great deal of substance in it from the standpoint of the interest to the States and to the Canadian Provinces. One thing that made possible a really significant research and statistics report this year was that the committee participated in programs representing the research and statistical forces from the different States. They had earlier meetings and the chance to capitalize on other thinking in the field of research and statistics and give it particular reference to the work of this association. I noted at the time the report was presented that it made some suggestion concerning subcommittees and continuity for the future. Increasingly, if the reports of committees at the annual conventions are to be meaningful and significant in charting areas that will be helpful to the various States and Provinces, work must go on between the conventions, as it did with the Walsh-Healey committee. Because it is not possible to have a committee appointed to provide a report at the annual meeting and to fully capitalize on the capacities that the members have to contribute to this organization if they have to do it by correspondence or by telephone.
Additional areas suggested as potentials for special committee work have been the minimum wage field where certain States have emphasized problems of interrelationships between the States and the Federal Department of Labor in connection with minimum wage affairs. The field that received effective and significant emphasis yesterday was farm labor, where there are problems relating to Federal-State relationships in connection with farm migrant crewleader registrations, questions of social security benefits, questions of individuals qualifying for social security who are members of the migrant labor force, etc.
Certainly, these with others provide areas where in-between convention work, through special committees, might strengthen the work of this organization. This does pose the problem of our ability to finance these activities, because in those situations where individual States are not in a position to pick up the tab for travel expenses of IAGLO committee members, then IAGLO must be prepared to pay them. Even for a three- or five-member committee, with our geographic distribution over the Uni · States and Canada, this runs into several hundred dollars travel expense for a committee meeting. But the association is in sufficiently good financial condition that, in my opinion, we could afford a little money for this purpose. I think that it would merit serious consideration.
May I say in closing that it has been a pleasure to serve as your president, and I am glad to have the opportunity to serve 1 year as ex-president on the executive board.
It is a pleasure, also, to turn over the gavel to an individual who, I know, will continue to enable this organization to make progress. The gentleman from California, Mr. Ernie Webb. [Applause.]