ERIC Number: ED052304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan-30
Reference Count: 0
Educational Institutions; A Study of the Economic Effects of The $1.30 Minimum Wage and 40 Hour Maximum Workweek Standards Under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Economics Effects Studies.
Wage and Labor Standards Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
The 1966 amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act extended enterprise coverage to all public and private educational institutions. In October 1968, one out of seven of the 2 million nonsupervisory nonteaching employees working in schools was paid below the $1.30 minimum wage which became effective on February 1, 1969. Three-fifths of those below the minimum were employed in the South, although this region accounts for only a third of the total nonsupervisory work force. Nationwide, 68 percent of all schools employing 39 per cent of all nonsupervisory employees paid no worker less than $1.30 an hour in October 1968. Nonsupervisory employment in educational institutions rose by 3 percent between October 1968 and March 1969, while average hours worked per week declined slightly. Wage adjustments during the period were limited almost entirely to raising the wages of those below the minimum. The average weekly wage bill increase was 0.6 percent, compared to a 1 percent weekly increase required to raise wages to the minimum of $1.45, which became effective on February 1, 1970. (Author/BH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wage and Labor Standards Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Fair Labor Standards Act
Note: Submitted to the Congress, 1970