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BEFORE THE

U. VA.
HEARING

APR 1 1993
SUBCOMMITTEE OM MERCHANT MARINE

LAW

LIBRARY
COMMITTEE ON
MERCHANT MARINE AND FISHERIES

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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ONE HUNDRED SECOND CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

H.R. 1126
A BILL TO EXTEND THE COVERAGE OF CERTAIN
FEDERAL LABOR LAWS TO FOREIGN-FLAG SHIPS

SEPTEMBER 23, 1992

Serial No. 102-103

Printed for the use of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1993

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COMMITTEE ON MERCHANT MARINE AND FISHERIES

GERRY E. STUDDS, Massachusetts, Acting Chairman CARROLL HUBBARD, JR., Kentucky

ROBERT W. DAVIS, Michigan WILLIAM J. HUGHES, New Jersey

DON YOUNG, Alaska EARL HUTTO, Florida

NORMAN F. LENT, New York
W.J. (BILLY) TAUZIN, Louisiana

JACK FIELDS, Texas
THOMAS M. FOGLIETTA, Pennsylvania HERBERT H. BATEMAN, Virginia
DENNIS M. HERTEL, Michigan

JIM SAXTON, New Jersey
WILLIAM O. LIPINSKI, Illinois

HELEN DELICH BENTLEY, Maryland ROBERT A. BORSKI, Pennsylvania

HOWARD COBLE, North Carolina THOMAS R. CARPER, Delaware

CURT WELDON, Pennsylvania ROBIN TALLON, South Carolina

WALLY HERGER, California SOLOMON P. ORTIZ, Texas

JAMES M. INHOFE, Oklahoma CHARLES E. BENNETT, Florida

PORTER J. GOSS, Florida THOMAS J. MANTON, New York

ARTHUR RAVENEL, JR., South Carolina OWEN B. PICKETT, Virginia

SONNY CALLAHAN, Alabama GEORGE J. HOCHBRUECKNER, New York WAYNE T. GILCHREST, Maryland STEPHEN J. SOLARZ, New York

JOHN T. DOOLITTLE, California FRANK PALLONE, JR., New Jersey

RANDY “DUKE” CUNNINGHAM, California
GREG LAUGHLIN, Texas
NITA M. LOWEY, New York
JOLENE UNSOELD, Washington
GENE TAYLOR, Mississippi
GLENN M. ANDERSON, California
JACK REED, Rhode Island
WILLIAM J. JEFFERSON, Louisiana
ENI F.H. FALEOMAVAEGA,

American Samoa
H. MARTIN LANCASTER, North Carolina
LUCIEN E. BLACKWELL, Pennsylvania

EDMUND B. WELCH, Chief Counsel

MARY J. Kitsos, Chief Clerk
GEORGE D. PENCE, Minority Staff Director/Chief Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON MERCHANT MARINE

CARROLL HUBBARD, JR., Kentucky, Acting Chairman ROBERT A. BORSKI, Pennsylvania

NORMAN F. LENT, New York CHARLES E. BENNETT, Florida

JACK FIELDS, Texas OWEN B. PICKETT, Virginia

HERBERT H. BATEMAN, Virginia GENE TAYLOR, Mississippi

JAMES M. INHOFE, Oklahoma WILLIAM J. JEFFERSON, Louisiana

ARTHUR RAVENEL, JR., South Carolina GERRY E. STUDDS, Massachusetts

SONNY CALLAHAN, Alabama DENNIS M. HERTEL, Michigan

JOHN T. DOOLITTLE, California ROBIN TALLON, South Carolina

RANDY “DUKE" CUNNINGHAM, California SOLOMON P. ORTIZ, Texas

ROBERT W. DAVIS, Michigan (Ex Officio) STEPHEN J. SOLARZ, New York JOLENE UNSOELD, Washington LUCIEN E. BLACKWELL, Pennsylvania

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CONTENTS

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Hearing held September 23, 1992

Text of H.R. 1126............

Statement of:

Brady, John F., Executive Director of Congressional and Legislative Af-

fairs, American Maritime Officers, District 2, MEBA, AFL-CIO (pre-

pared statement)..

Callahan, Hon. Sonny, a U.S. Representative from Alabama ....

Clay, Hon. William L., a U.S. Representative from Missouri (prepared

statement).

Corrado, Ernest J., President, American Institute of Merchant Shipping

(AIMS) (prepared statement)...
Cullison, Alexander C., President, National Marine Engineers' Beneficial

Association (MEBA); and President, District 1, MEBA/National Mari-

time Union...
Dodson, Richard J., Esquire, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Prepared statement..

Estes, John T., President, International Council of Cruise Lines.

Prepared statement.....

Hubbard, Hon. Carroll, a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, and Acting

Chairman, Subcommittee on Merchant Marine....
Lent, Hon. Norman F., a U.S. Representative from New York, and Rank-

ing Minority Member, Subcommittee on Merchant Marine..
Loree, Philip J., Chairman, Federation of American Controlled Shipping...

Prepared statement...

Schneider, Thomas J., Esquire, O'Connor and Hannan, on behalf of AFL-

CIO Maritime Committee

Prepared statement..

Tarrant, James R., Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Trans-

portation Affairs, Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Af-
fairs, Department of State

Prepared statement....
Zalenski, Mark A., Director, Public Affairs, District 1, Pacific Coast Dis-

trict, MEBA.

Additional material supplied:

Cullison, Alexander C., and Talmage E. Simpkins (National Marine Engi-

neers' Beneficial Association (MEBA) and AFL-CIO Maritime Commit-

tee):

Hon. Lynn Martin, Secretary of Labor, letter dated 25 February 1992,

to Hon. Austin Murphy, Chairman, Subcommittee on Labor Stand-

ards ......

Alexander C. Cullison, letter dated 28 February 1992, to the Secre-

tary of Labor.....

Hon. Roderick A. DeArment, Deputy Secretary of Labor, letter dated

20 June 1990, to Hon. William Clay, Chairman, Subcommittee on

Labor-Management Relations

Talmage E. Simpkins, letter dated 26 June 1990, to the Deputy

Secretary of Labor

Talmage E. Simpkins, letter dated 25 September 1992, to Hon. Car-

roll Hubbard, Jr., Acting Chairman, Subcommittee on Merchant

Marine (with two enclosures)

Talmage E. Simpkins, letter dated 29 November_1989, to Auke

Haagsma, Delegation of the Commission of the European Com-

munities

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Additional material supplied-Continued

Cullison, Alexander C., and Talmage E. Simpkins (National Marine Engi

neers' Beneficial Association (MĒBA) and AFL-CIO Maritime Commit-
tee)-Continued
Talmage E. Simpkins, letter dated 25 September 1992, to Hon. Car-

roll Hubbard, Jr., Acting Chairman, Subcommittee on Merchant
Marine (with two enclosures)—Continued
Auke Haagsman, Delegation of the Commission of the European

Communities, letter dated December 19, 1989, to Mr. Simpkins.
Estes, John T. (International Council of Cruise Lines): Lars-Olof Hollner,

Embassy of Sweden (Economic Affairs) FAX dated 23 June 1992, to

ICCL.
Subcommittee on Merchant Marine (staff):

Memorandum of September 11, 1992, to Members of the Subcommit

tee on Merchant Marine
H.R. 1126 “To extend coverage of certain Federal labor laws to

foreign-flag ships," as reported by the Committee on Education and

Labor (House Report 102-984, Part 1, 10/2/92)...... Communications submitted:

Department of Justice (W. Lee Rawls): Letter to Hon. Walter B. Jones,

dated 9 October 1991. Department of State (Janet G. Mullins): Letter to Hon. Walter B. Jones,

dated September 25, 1991...

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FEDERAL LABOR LAW COVERAGE TO

FOREIGN-FLAG SHIPS

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1992

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON MERCHANT MARINE,
COMMITTEE ON MERCHANT MARINE AND FISHERIES,

Washington, DC. The Subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 10 a.m., in room 1334, Longworth House Office Building, Hon. Carroll Hubbard, Jr. (Acting Chairman of the Subcommittee) presiding.

Members present: Representatives Hubbard, Taylor, Hertel, Tallon, Unsoeld, Lent, Fields, and Callahan.

Also present: Representative Bentley.

Staff present (Subcommittee on Merchant Marine): Samuel Whitehurst, Jr., Counsel; Carl W. Bentzel, Counsel; Sharon K. Brooks, Counsel; Theresa Antoine, Staff Assistant; Kip Robinson, Minority Counsel; Ann M. Mueller, Clerk. (Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries): Edmund B. Welch, Chief Counsel; George D. Pence, Minority Staff Director/Chief Counsel; Margherita Woods, Chief Minority Clerk; and Sue Waldron, Press Assistant. OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. CARROLL HUBBARD, A U.S. REP

RESENTATIVE FROM KENTUCKY, AND ACTING CHAIRMAN, SUBCOMMITTEE ON MERCHANT MARINE

Mr. HUBBARD. The Subcommittee on Merchant Marine will now come to order. Today, the Subcommittee on Merchant Marine meets to receive testimony on H.R. 1126, as introduced and as amended by the Committee on Education and Labor.* The bill, as introduced, extends the protection of the National Labor Relations Act ** and the Fair Labor Standards Act *** to foreign-flag vessels operating within the waters of the United States.

This bill was introduced by Mr. William Clay of Missouri, and there are currently 73 cosponsors, of which I am one.

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Congressman Clay's record statement can be found at the end of the hearing.]

Mr. HUBBARD. Specifically, the original bill applies to foreign-registered vessels that, one, are regularly engaged in transporting passengers to and from U.S. ports; two, are regularly engaged in transporting cargo in the foreign trade of the United States and are

* See House Report 102-984, Part 1, dated October 2, 1992; and Committee on Education and Labor (Subcommittee on Labor Standards) Printed Hearing No. 102–70 (October 10, 1991).

National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) (29 App. U.S.C. 151 et seq.).
Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (29 App. U.S.C. 201 et seq.).

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