Synopsis By: Nelson - Proceeding Author: Leo C. Brown, Mitchell J. Cooper, David M. Helfeld, Val Wertheimer

A review of industry committees established to recommend minimum wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The review includes a discussion of time constraints; barriers to participation by affected employers; the value of plant visits; the impact of non-labor costs on profitability vis-?-vis mainland competitors; changes in the relative share of net income from agriculture and manufacturing; and declining employment in the face of rising wages.