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S.Con.Res. 20 (pcs) Setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal years 2000 through 2009. [Placed on Calendar Senate] ...
106th CONGRESS 1st Session S. CON. RES. 1 Expressing congressional support for the International Labor Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES January 19, 1999 Mr. Moynihan submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions March 23, 1999 Committee discharged; referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations _______________________________________________________________________ CONCURRENT RESOLUTION Expressing congressional support for the International Labor Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. Whereas the International Labor Organization (in this resolution referred to as the ``ILO'') was created in 1919 by part XIII of the Treaty of Versailles for the purpose of improving labor conditions worldwide; Whereas for 79 years, the ILO has provided an avenue for nations to improve labor standards in a manner that does not erode their competitive advantage in world commerce; Whereas the United States has long recognized the linkage between the ILO and world trade, having joined the ILO in 1934, the same year that President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull launched the Reciprocal Trade Agreements program; Whereas the increasing integration of the global economy has drawn renewed attention to the question of how best to improve labor standards in an economic environment characterized by intensified international competition; Whereas in 1994, at the conclusion of the first Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organization in Singapore, Trade Ministers issued a declaration which reaffirmed the commitment of World Trade Organization members to observe internationally recognized core labor standards and identified the ILO as the ``competent body to set and deal with'' these standards; Whereas the 174 members of the ILO have recognized the following 7 conventions as protecting core labor standards: Convention No. 29 on Forced Labor (1930), Convention No. 87 on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize (1948), Convention No. 98 on the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining (1949), Convention No. 100 on Equal Remuneration (1950), Convention No. 105 on the Abolition of Forced Labor (1957), Convention No. 111 on Discrimination in Employment and Occupation (1958), and Convention No. 138 on Minimum Age (1973); Whereas in June 1998, at the conclusion of the 86th International Labor Conference, the ILO adopted the ``Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work'', which declares the core labor standards embodied in the 7 conventions to be essential to membership in the ILO; and Whereas an essential element of the 1998 Declaration is its ``Follow Up Mechanism'', which provides for the monitoring of ILO member countries' compliance with the core labor standards: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That it is the sense of the Congress that-- (1) the International Labor Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work is an important achievement that may help advance core labor standards in a competitive global economy; and (2) the President should use all means at the President's disposal to ensure that the Declaration and its Follow Up Mechanism evolve into an effective means of monitoring worldwide compliance with core labor standards. <all>
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