Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

SOCIAL SECURITY (LEGISLATION)

Digests of resolutions adopted by the
Central Conference of American Rabbis
between 1889 and 1974

1. We oppose the modification of such progressive labor legislation as minimum wage, maximum hours laws and social security laws. We urge additional Federal unemployment insurance to mitigate unemployment resulting from the quick transition from normal to defense industry. (1942, p. 97)

2. We strongly recommend the passage of the Murray Full Employment Act which will permit the Federal Government to step in where private agencies are not able to take up the slack in unemployment. (1945, p. 122)

3. We urge that Federal social security laws shall be extended to apply also to employees of churches and religious institutions, other than religious functionaries. (1950, p. 170)

4. See Labor ( Legislation), Sec. 2 (1940); Sec. 5 (1944).