FG 315 (Construction Industry Stabilization Committee) (White House Central Files: Subject Files)


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  • Linear measurement of materials:   1 in.
  • Approximate number of pages:   200
Organizational Note

The Construction Industry Stabilization Committee was established by Executive Order 11588, March 29, 1971, pursuant to the Economic Stabilization Act of 1970 (84 Stat. 799). The Committee reviewed salary and wage increases in previously approved collective bargaining agreements and determined whether those increases were compatible with productivity improvement, cost of living trends, and trade equality between localities. The Committee consisted of twelve members appointed by the Secretary of Labor as follows: four representatives of labor organizations, four representatives of the construction industry, and four representatives of the public. One of the public members served as chairman.  

Scope and Content Note

The records consist of correspondence, memorandums, drafts of the Executive Order, press releases, and personnel actions. Primary correspondents include the President, John Ehrlichman, H. R. Haldeman, George Romney, Dwight Chapin, George Shultz, Alexander Butterfield, Paul McCracken, Tod Hullin, Charles R. Perry, Peter Flanigan, and William Timmons. Topics include implementation of the Executive Order, future wage increases and their effects, decreasing strike levels in the construction industry, and construction industry concerns regarding wages and inflationary pressures.  Corresponding oversized attachments have been processed and integrated into the files.

The terms Executive and General are used before the code FG 315 generally to determine the source of the materials. Items designated Executive are communications among national, foreign, state and local governments and their agencies, Members of Congress, and other prominent people. Items designated General are communications between Government officials and private citizens, institutions, and other private interests. 

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