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Mr. CRAWFORD. I should like to report that during the year I did make an earnest effort to interest the various Provinces in the work of this association. I have very definite assurance from at least six of the Provinces that not only are they willing to cooperate, but that they do desire some effective organization within Canada. They have objected to attending as individual Provinces meetings of an organization which they still regard as an American organization, and simply sitting and listening, but they say that, if some provision can be made for a distinctly Canadian section within the body, where we can discuss our own particular problems and foster cooperation with our own Dominion government, then we are very much interested and realize the need for such an organization. They are not so sure that they see this opportunity within this organization. Two or three have definitely intimated a desire to retain a very close association with the International Association of Governmental Labor Officials. One or two have intimated they would prefer to set up a separate organization and have some fraternal relationship. I simply present to you an opportunity for service to the Canadian Provinces in meeting in Ontario, and express the sincere hope that if you accept the invitation we will be able in some way to maintain a close relationship between the Canadian Provinces and this association.
Mr. LUBIN. Without any breach of international amity, I believe we might honestly and fearlessly discuss the problem. Personally, I do not agree with the commissioners on the problems of Canada. Their problems are the same as ours. The problems of labor legislation in any Canadian Province are just as closely related to our States as are the problems of New York and Texas-in fact, closer. So I wish to take issue with the members of the Canadian departments who feel we have nothing in common. They think they have nothing in common with us, and we should face that fact and attempt to bring them into the association, because through their being at meetings and taking part in them they will realize that their problems are the same as ours. So I should like to amend the motion to include a recommendation to the executive board that we meet in Toronto if the executive board feels that by so doing a closer relationship may be worked out between the American labor commissioners and the commissioners of the Canadian Provinces. If 3 months hence, Mr. Crawford sees there is little hope, then there will be no need for us to go to Toronto. We appreciate the invitation and the facilities offered, but we must remember that it will be harder for a lot of American commissioners to get permission to go to Canada than to another State, and vice versa. I suggest that the motion take this form, so that the executive board can decide at a later date, on the basis of commitments Mr. Crawford may receive from the Canadian Provinces, whether the meeting shall be held in Toronto.
[Mr. McLogan made a motion that authority be granted to the executive boara, in the event it does not think proper to hold a convention in Toronto, to name the city in which the meeting will be held. Motion carried.]
[Miss Murphy moved that the two committees which were functioning in the field of industrial home work—that is, the committee appointed by the president of the association and the committee appointed by the Secretary of Labor-be combined and function thereafter as one committee.]
[Mr. Lubin proposed as a substitute motion that the association committee be expanded to include such members of the secretary's committee as are members of the association. Motion carried.]
[Miss Murphy moved that the home-work bill which was drafted by the secretary's committee be adopted by the association. Motion carried. (See page 161 for language of proposed State home-work law.)]
Appendix A.-Organization of International Association of Governmental Labor Officials
President.-A. L. Fletcher, Raleigh, N. C.
First vice president.-W. E. Jacobs, Nashville, Tenn.
Honorary Life Members
GEORGE P. HAMBRECHT, Wisconsin.
FRANK E. WOOD, Louisiana.
LINNA BRESETTE, Illinois.
Dr. C. B. CONNELLEY, Pennsylvania.
JOHN H. HALL, Jr., Virginia.
HERMAN WITTER, Ohio.
JOHN S. B. DAVIE, New Hampshire.
R. H. LANSBURGH, Pennsylvania.
ALICE MCFARLAND, Kansas.
H. M. STANLEY, Georgia.
A. L. ULRICK, Iowa.
Dr. ANDREW F. MCBRIDE, New Jersey.
LOUISE E. SCHUTZ, Minnesota.
Adopted at Chicago, Ill., May 20, 1924; amended August 15, 1925; June 3, 1927; May 24, 1928; May 23, 1930; September 15, 1933; September 29, 1934
SECTION 1. Name.-This organization shall be known as the International Association of Governmental Labor Officials.
SECTION 1. Objects.—To encourage the cooperation of all branches of Federal, State, and Provincial Governments who are charged with the administration of laws and regulations for the protection of women and children, and the safety and welfare of all workers in industry; to maintain and promote the best possible standards of law enforcement and administrative method; to act as a medium for the interchange of information for and by the members of the association in all matters pertaining to the general welfare of men, women, and young workers in industry; to aid in securing the best possible education for minors which will enable them to adequately meet the constantly changing industrial and social changes; to promote the enactment of legislation that conforms to and deals with the ever-recurring changes that take place in industry, and in rendering more harmonious relations in industry between employers and employees; to assist in providing greater and better safeguards to life and limb of industrial workers, and to cooperate with other agencies in making the best and safest use of property devoted to industrial purposes; to secure by means of educational methods a greater degree of interstate and interprovincial uniformity in the enforcement of labor laws and regulations; to assist in the establishment of standards of industrial safety that will give adequate protection to workers; to encourage Federal, State, and Provincial labor departments to cooperate in compiling and disseminating statistics dealing with employment, unemployment, earnings, hours of labor, and other matters of interest to industrial workers and of importance to the welfare of women and children; to collaborate and cooperate with associations of employers and associations of employees in order that all of these matters may be given the most adequate consideration; and to promote national prosperity and international good will by correlating as far as possible the activities of the members of this association.
SECTION 1. Membership.-The active membership of this association shall consist of
(a) The United States Department of Labor and subdivisions thereof, United States Bureau of Mines, and the Department of Labor of the Dominion of Canada. (b) State and Provincial departments of labor and other State and Provincial organizations administering laws pertaining to labor.
(c) Federal, State, or Provincial employment services.
SEC. 2. Honorary members.--Any person who has rendered service while connected with any Federal, State, and Provincial department of labor, and the American representative of the International Labor Office, may be elected to honorary membership by a unanimous vote of the executive board.
SEC. 3. Associate memberships.--Any individual, organization, or corporation interested in and working along the lines of the object of this association may become an associate member of this association by the unanimous vote of the executive board.
SECTION 1. Officers.-The officers of this association shall be a president, a first, second, third, fourth, and fifth vice president, and a secretary-treasurer. These officers shall constitute the executive board.
SEC. 2. Election of officers.-Such officers shall be elected from the members at the regular annual business meeting of the association by a majority ballot and shall hold office for one year, or until their successors are elected and qualified. SEC. 3. The officers shall be elected from representatives of the active membership of the association.
SECTION 1. Duties of the officers.-The president shall preside at all meetings of the association and the executive board, preserve order during its deliberations, appoint all committees, and sign all records, vouchers, or other documents in connection with the work of the association. He shall fill all vacancies caused by death, resignation, or otherwise.
SEC. 2. The vice presidents, in order named, shall perform the duties of the president in his absence.
SEC. 3. The secretary-treasurer shall have charge of all books, papers, records, and other documents of the association; shall receive and have charge of all dues and other moneys; shall keep a full and complete record of all receipts and disbursements; shall keep the minutes of all meetings of the association and the executive board; shall conduct all correspondence pertaining to the office; shall compile statistics and other data as may be required for the use of the members of the association; and shall perform such other duties as may be directed by the convention or the executive board. The secretary-treasurer shall present a detailed written report of receipts and expenditures to the convention. The secretarytreasurer shall be bonded for the sum of $500, the fee for such bond to be paid by the association. The secretary-treasurer shall publish the proceedings of the convention as promptly as possible, the issue to consist of such numbers of copies as the executive board may direct. The secretary-treasurer shall receive such salary as the executive board may decide, but not less than $300 per year.
SEC. 4. The business of the association between conventions shall be conducted by the executive board, and all questions coming before the board shall be decided by a majority vote, except that of the election of honorary members, which shall be by unanimous vote.
SECTION 1. Finances.-With the exception of those organizations included under (a) of section 1 of article III each active member shall pay for the year ending June 30, 1936, and thereafter annual dues of $25, except that where the organization has no funds for the purpose, and an individual officer or member of the staff wishes to pay dues for the organization, the fee shall be $10 per annum for active membership of the organization in such cases.
The executive board may order an assessment levied upon affiliated departments not to exceed 1 year's dues.
SEC. 2. The annual dues of associate members shall be $10.
SECTION 1. Who entitled to vote.-All active members shall be entitled to vote on all questions coming before the meeting of the association as hereinafter provided.
SEC. 2. In electing officers of the association, State departments of labor represented by several delegates shall only be entitled to one vote. The delegates from such departments must select one person from their representatives to cast the vote of the group.
The various bureaus of the United States Department of Labor and the Department of Labor of Canada may each be entitled to one vote.
The rule for electing officers shall apply to the vote for selecting the convention city.