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Kane, Joseph S., secretary, ILA District Council, Port of Phila
delphia, International Longshoremen's Association, Philadel
phia, Pa., February 29, 1968.
N.Y., February 28, 1968.-
New Orleans, La., February 29, 1968.
Brownsville, Tex., November 21, 1967-
Terminal Co., Tampa, Fla., February 29, 1968.
tion Committee, March 4, 1968, with attachment..
Co., Philadelphia, Pa., February 27, 1968..
February 26, 1968-
Co., Inc., New Orleans, La., February 28, 1968.
Inc., Philadelphia, Pa., March 1, 1968.
Co., Inc., Houston, Tex., March 1, 1968.
Pa., February 28, 1968.
land, Ohio, March 1, 1968..
tain's Union, Local 996, Hoboken, N.J., February 27, 1968. -
Co., Pensacola, Fla., March 2, 1968..
delphia, Pa., February 29, 1968
Christi, Tex., March 1, 1968.
cola, Fla., February 9, 1968..
Inc., Mobile, Ala., February 29, 1968..
1968, with attachments..
Houston, Tex., February 27, 1968.
shoremen's Association, Toledo, Ohio, March 6, 1968.
tion, Inc., Norfolk, Va., February 28, 1968.-
February 28, 1968.
ton, N.C., November 28, 1967.-
Pa., March 1, 1968..
Point, Md., March 1, 1968.-
Inc., New Orleans, La., February 29, 1968.-
La., March 1, 1968..
Philadelphia, Pa., March 1, 1968.
Sporl, C. A., Jr., chairman of the board, C. A. Sporl & Co., Inc.,
New Orleans, La., March 1, 1968.-
Houston, Tex., February 29, 1968.
March 1, 1968.
Steamship Co., Inc., New Orleans, La., February 28, 1968.---
Park Ridge, Ill., February 26, 1968, with attachment..
February 23, 1968.
tion, Local 19, Chicago, Ill., March 4, 1968..
C. Reiss Coal Co., Sheboygan, Wis., February 29, 1968.
Orleans, La., February 29, 1968.-
Ala., February 28, 1968.
February 29, 1968. -
Terminal Association, Washington, D.C., February 28, 1968_
nah, Ga., January 2, 1968..
shoremen's Association, Wilmington, Del., March 6, 1968
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John S. Rogers, New York admiralty lawyer and writer of maritime matters Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act to bar third
party actions against the vessel by longshoremen based on injury occur
ring on or at the vessel, proposed changes to.. Memorandums re, from:
Addition of attorneys' fees to compensation awards, prepared by com
mittee staff Provision relating to compensation for aliens, prepared by committee
panying memorandum from the Department of Labor on third-
firm of Krause, Lindsay & Nahstoll..
Compensation Act, supplied by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Compensation Act, supplied by AFL-CIO organizations ----
mary of, by Ralph B. Dewey, San Francisco, Calif.
LONGSHOREMEN’S AND HARBOR WORKERS'
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1967
SUBCOMMITTEE ON LABOR
Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met at 10 a.m., pursuant to call, in room 4232, Senate Office Building, Senator Ralph Yarborough (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.
Members present: Senators Yarborough and Morse.
Committee staff members present: Robert 0. Harris, counsel; Eugene Mittelman, minority counsel; and Peter C. Benedict, minority labor counsel.
Senator YARBOROUGH. The Subcommittee on Labor will come to order.
Today we begin hearings on S. 2485, a bill to amend the Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, to improve its benefits, and for other purposes, authored by Senator Morse and me, and S. 1372, a bill to increase compensation under the War Hazards Compensation Act.
These are the first Senate hearings since 1961 on the Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.
The provisions of this act have been extended in previous Congresses to include the District of Columbia Workmen's Compensation Act
, the Defense Base Act, the War Hazards Compensation Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, and the Nonappropriated Funds Instrumentalities Act.
Any contemplated amendments in the Longshoremen's Act, therefore, apply to persons working in the District of Columbia, persons working for private contractors employed on military bases outside the continental United States, persons employed for the benefit of the United States where there is a war hazard, persons employed on the Outer Continental Shelf, and persons employed in post exchanges throughout the world.
This hearing is being called to consider this bill which, as I previously mentioned, was introduced by Senator Morse and me, on behalf of the administration.
In the 89th Congress, on August 19, 1966, Senator Morse introduced a bill, S. 3746, which would have changed the benefits to be paid for injuries covered under this act.
The bill before us for consideration is broader in scope than that prior bill. We have scheduled 5 days of hearings in order to allow all interested persons an opportunity to testify before us.
It is our hope that any changes in the law which are desired will be presented to the committee at this time in this 5 days of hearings this week and next week. However, we are aware, since this bill has only been pending for 2 months, all the backup material which might be presented may not be presently available due to the scope of the bill. I therefore intend to instruct the committee counsel, and minority counsel, to keep the subcommittee records relating to these hearings open until January 15, 1968, and statements can be filed through January 15.
If, at that time, it appears advisable, it is my intention to hold a 1-day hearing in mid-January to allow each interested group to summarize very briefly any additional information not presently available regarding the various proposals which may be made to us.
Let me repeat: The record will be kept open for any additional statements. It will not be printed until after that midpoint in January.
At this point, I order the text of S. 2485 and S. 1372 printed in the record.
(The texts of the bills, S. 2485 and S. 1372, follow :)