s 18508 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD-SENATE
TEACHERS' PAY INCREASES
Mr. MANSFIELD. Mr. President, I
listened with interest to the program on
"Face the Nation" yesterday, in which
the chairman of the economic boards
created by the President answered questions
posed by reporters.
I noted that the matter of teachers'
pay raises was brought up and that some
encouragement was iorthcoming that ·
they would be given reconsideration.
May I say that if any group has a right
to be reconsidered, it is the teachers
group which, over a period of months before
the August 15 wage-price-rent control
freeze went into effect, had signed
contracts in good faith and had looked
forward to the increases in this school
May I say further that, overall, to the
best of my knowledge, these increases
in teachers pay agreed to last spring.
last summer, and even last winter, were
not overly high insofar as the percent-
age of increase was concerned, but. did
mark the recognition of a group which
has done much to bring about a better
understanding of this country. Indeed,
these are people who have dedicated
themselves, by and large, to a profession
which offers a great deal of understanding
for this Nation, its probems, and its ·
So, without giving any advice whatsoever
to the Wage-Price Board, I want
to say that I am delighted they are going
to reconsider this matter. I am hopeful
that justice will be done to the teachers
of this country, come Friday or Sat-urday
November 15, 1971
Mike Mansfield Papers, Series 21, Box 47, Folder 76, Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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