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PORT LABOR CARGO

Longshore labor and other water-front labor at the port of Everett is regulated under a system designed to effect decasualization in these occupations—a plan to limit the men eligible for water-front work to the actual needs of the port and to distribute the work proportionately among those eligible in order to assure more equable wage and work opportunity. This system is administered jointly by labor and employers through a series of separate agreements between employers and longshoremen, dock workers, and checkers. The International Longshoremen's Association represents labor while the employers are represented by the Waterfront Employers Association.

The system of decasualization is predicated upon two main essentials-central registration of eligible workers and dispatching of all water-front labor through a central hiring hall. Control is vested in a labor relations committee for each class of workers composed of three representatives of the labor union concerned and three of the Waterfront Employers. In their respective fields, these committees are empowered to investigate and adjust grievances between employee and employer. The contracts between the unions and the employers stipulate that although the hiring hall shall be controlled jointly, all dispatchers are to be union men and preference for work is to be shown union men.

The registration lists of workers determined as eligibles by the labor relations committee constitute the total water-front labor supply of the port and the employers are bound by agreement to draw from this supply. However, should the supply of registered men be insufficient to meet the demands of the port, the dispatcher is privileged to hire nonregistered men usually obtained through other unions to perform longshore work. Such men are known as permit men and are employed only until the supply of registered men once more becomes adequate. It is not essential that registered men be affiliated with the union, but practically all are; and they must contribute toward the support of the hall in the same proportion as union men.

Hours.-Six hours constitute a day's work, and 30 hours constitute a week's work, averaged over a period of 4 weeks. The first 6 hours worked between the hours of 8 a. m. and 5 p. m. are designated as straight time, but there shall be no relief of gangs before 5 p. m. All work in excess of 6 hours between the hours of 8 a. m. and 5 p. m. and all work during meal time and between 5 p. m. and 8 a. m. on week Pacific-West Coast of South America Conference, C. R. King, Secretary, 369

Pine Street, San Francisco, Calif.
Governs freight traffic from United States and Canadian Pacific coast ports to
Pacific coast ports in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Chile.

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East Coast Colombia-North Pacific Conference, E. J. Brown, Secretary, P. O. Box

5097, Cristobal, Canal Zone

Governs freight traffic from Atlantic ports of Colombia to United States and Canadian Pacific coast ports.

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Association of West Coast Steamship Companies, Royal Netherlands Steamship

Co., Secretary, P. O. Box 5014, Cristobal, Canal Zone Governs freight traffic from Pacific coast ports of Colombia and Ecuador to Cristobal and Balboa; to United States Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coast ports (including Alaska); and to all other destinations, except those under the jurisdietion of the European-South Pacific and Magellan Conference; also between ports in Colombia and/or Ecuador.

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West Coast South America-North Pacific Coast Conference, C. R. King, Secretary,

369 Pine Street, San Francisco, Calif. Governs freight traffic from west coast of South America to United States and Canadian Pacific coast ports.

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INDIA AND PERSIAN GULF

Pacific Coast-European Conference

For description see under United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Africa. Calcutta Trans-Pacific Conference, L. E. N. Ryan, Secretary, c/o Canadian Pacific

Steamships, Ltd., Hong Kong, China Governs freight traffic from Calcutta and Rangoon to Hawaiian Islands and to United States and Canadian Pacific coast ports.

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DUTCH EAST INDIES, STRAITS SETTLEMENTS, SIAM, AND/OR MALAY STATES Pacific-Straits Conference, E. J. A. Watts, Secretary, 244 California Street, San

Francisco, Calif. Covers freight traffic from United States and Canadian Pacific coast ports to Straits Settlements and Port Swettenham, Federated Malay States, and also freight traffic transshipped in the Straits Settlements or Port Swettenham to ports beyond.

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Pacific-Dulch East Indies Conference, General Steamship Corporation, Ltd.,

Secretary, 240 Battery Street, San Francisco, Calif. Governs freight traffic from United States and Canadian Pacific coast ports to Netherlands East Indies.

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Pacific-West Coast of South America Conference, C. R. King, Secretary, 369

Pine Street, San Francisco, Calif. Governs freight traffic from United States and Canadian Pacific coast ports to Pacific coast ports in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Chile.

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East Coast Colombia-North Pacific Conference, E. J. Brown, Secretary, P. O. Box

5097, Cristobal, Canal Zone Governs freight traffic from Atlantic ports of Colombia to United States and Canadian Pacific coast ports.

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Association of West Coast Steamship Companies, Royal Netherlands Steamship

Co., Secretary, P. O. Box 5014, Cristobal, Canal Zone Governs freight traffic from Pacific coast ports of Colombia and Ecuador to Cristobal and Balboa; to United States Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coast ports (including Alaska); and to all other destinations, except those under the jurisdiction of the European-South Pacific and Magellan Conference; also between porta in Colombia and/or Ecuador.

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West Coast South America-North Pacific Coast Conference, C. R. King, Secretary,

369 Pine Street, San Francisco, Calif. Governs freight traffic from west coast of South America to United States and Canadian Pacific coast ports.

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INDIA AND PERSIAN GULF

Pacific Coasl-European Conference For description see under United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Africa. Calcutta Trans-Pacific Conference, L. E. N. Ryan, Secretary, c/o Canadian Pacific

Steamships, Ltd., Hong Kong, China Governs freight traffic from Calcutta and Rangoon to Hawaiian Islands and to United States and Canadian Pacific coast ports.

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DUTCH EAST INDIES, STRAITS SETTLEMENTS, SIAM, AND/OR MALAY STATES Pacific-Straits Conference, E. J. A. Watts, Secretary, 244 California Street, San

Francisco, Calif. Covers freight traffic from United States and Canadian Pacific coast ports to Straits Settlements and Port Swettenham, Federated Malay States, and also freight traffic transshipped in the Straits Settlements or Port Swettenham to ports beyond.

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Pacific-Dutch East Indies Conference, General Steamship Corporation, Ltd.,

Secretary, 240 Battery Street, San Francisco, Calif. Governs freight traffic from United States and Canadian Pacific coast ports to Netherlands East Indies.

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