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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 120-JUNE 23, 1947 "Labor organiza- tion." Joint Committee on Labor-Management Relations. Study and investi- gation. Report to Congres. this section shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both. For the purposes of this section 'labor organization' means any organization of any kind, or any agency or employee representation committee or plan, in which employees par- ticipate and which exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of deal- ing with employers concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hours of employment, or conditions of work." STRIKES BY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES SEC. 305. It shall be unlawful for any individual employed by the United States or any agency thereof including wholly owned Govern- ment corporations to participate in any strike. Any individual employed by the United States or by any such agency who strikes shall be discharged immediately from his employment, and shall forfeit his civil service status, if any, and shall not be eligible for reemployment for three years by the United States or any such agency. TITLE IV CREATION OF JOINT COMMITTEE TO STUDY AND REPORT ON BASIC PROBLEMS AFFECTING FRIENDLY LABOR RELATIONS AND PRODUCTIVITY SEC. 401. There is hereby established a joint congressional commit- tee to be known as the Joint Committee on Labor-Management Rela- tions (hereafter referred to as the committee), and to be composed of seven Members of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, to be appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate, and seven Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Educa- tion and Labor, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. A vacancy in membership of the committee shall not affect the powers of the remaining members to execute the func- tions of the committee, and shall be filled in the same manner as the original selection. The committee shall select a chairman and a vice chairman from among its members. SEC. 402. The committee, acting as a whole or by subcommittee, shall conduct a thorough study and investigation of the entire field of labor-management relations, including but not limited to- (1) the means by which permanent friendly cooperation between employers and employees and stability of labor relations may be secured throughout the United States; (2) the means by which the individual employee may achieve a greater productivity and higher wages, including plans for guar- anteed annual wages, incentive profit-sharing and bonus systems; (3) the internal organization and administration of labor unions. with special attention to the impact on individuals of collective agreements requiring membership in unions as a condi- tion of employment; (4) the labor relations policies and practices of employers and associations of employers; (5) the desirability of welfare funds for the benefit of employees and their relation to the social-security system; (6) the methods and procedures for best carrying out the collective-bargaining processes, with special attention to the effects of industry-wide or regional bargaining upon the national economy; (7) the administration and operation of existing Federal laws relating to labor relations; and (8) such other problems and subjects in the field of labor- management relations as the committee deems appropriate. SEc. 403. The committee shall report to the Senate and the House 160 [61 STAT.