NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
COTTON TEXTILE INDUSTRY
AS APPROVED ON JULY 10, 1934
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Approved Code No. 1-Amendment No. 7
AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
COTTON TEXTILE INDUSTRY
As Approved on July 10, 1934
AMENDING CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE COTTON TEXTImL
An amendment to the Code of Fair Competition for the Cotton
Textile Industry having been approved on August 8, 1933, and an
application having been duly made pursuant to and in full com-
pliance with provisions of Title I of the National Industrial Re-
covery Act, approved June 16, 1933, for approval of the amend-
ment of certain provisions of said amendment, and it appearing
desirable that certain other provisions of said amendment be
amended, and annexed report on said amendments containing find-
ings with respect thereto having been made and directed to the
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the President of the United
States, I, Hugh S. Johnson, Administrator for Industrial Recovery,
pursuant to authority vested in me by Executive Orders of the Presi-
dent, including Executive Order No. 6543-A, dated December 30,
1933, and otherwise, do hereby incorporate by reference said annexed
report, and do find that said amendments and Code as constituted
after being amended, comply with all respects to the pertinent pro-
visions and will promote the policy and purposes of said Title of said
Act, and do hereby order that said amendments be and they hereby
are approved, and that the previous approval of the amended por-
tions of the Code are hereby modified to include an approval of said
portions of the Code in their entirety as amended.
HUGH S. JOHNSON,
Administrator for Industrial Recovery.
ROBERT L. HOUSTON,
Division A dm inistrator,
July 10, 1934.
AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR
THE COTTON TEXTILE INDUSTRY
Section XVII of the Code of Fair Competition for the Cotton
Textile Industry shall be amended to read as follows:
To make proper provision with regard to any problem of working
conditions in the Cotton Textile Industry, including but without
limitation all claims and complaints of discrimination, representa-
tion, incorrect entries on pay envelopes, unwarranted reductions in
classification, increased stretch-out, alleged violations of Section
7(a) of the Industrial Recovery Act, and all other alleged violations
of Code provisions affecting relations between employers and em-
ployees, it is provided:
1. There shall be constituted by appointment of the Administra-
tor a Cotton Textile National Industrial Relations Board, to be
composed of five members, two to be nominated by the Cotton
Textile Industry Committee to represent the employers, two, at
least one of whom shall be from the employees of the Cotton Tex-
tile Industry, to be nominated by the Labor Advisory Board of the
National Recovery Administration to represent the employees, and
a fifth to be selected by the Administrator. This National Board
shall be provided by the National Recovery Administration with a
per diem for actual days engaged in its work and with such secre-
tarial and expert technical assistance as it may require in the per-
formance of its duties.
2. The Administrator, upon the nomination of the Cotton Tex-
tile National Industrial Relations Board, shall appoint in each state
in which the cotton textile industry operates a State Cotton Textile
Industrial Relations Board composed of three members, one of
whom shall be selected from the employers of the cotton textile
industry, one from the employees of the cotton textile industry, and
a third to represent the public.
3. Whenever, in any cotton textile mill a controversy shall arise
between employer and employees involving any problem of work-
ing conditions, including but without limitation all claims and com-
plaints of discrimination, representation, incorrect entries on pay
envelopes, unwarranted reductions in classification, increased stretch-
out, alleged violations of Section 7 (a) of the Industrial Recovery
Act, and all other alleged violations of Code provisions affecting
relations between employers and employees, the employer and em-
ployees may establish an industrial relations committee chosen by
the management and by the employees of the mill and on which the
employer and employees shall have equal representation of not more
than three representatives each. If such a committee is not other-
wise established, the employer or the employee, or both, may apply
to the State Industrial Relations Board for assistance and coopera-
tion in the establishment of such industrial relations committee.
The term of service of each such committee shall be limited to the
adjustment of such controversy or problem of working conditions
for the adjustment of which the committee was created.
If the representatives of the employers and of the employees in
such industrial relations committee are unable to arrive at an agree-
ment and united action with respect to such differences of opinion,
the representatives of the employers or of the employees, or both,
may appeal to the State Industrial Relations Board for cooperation
and assistance in arriving at an agreement and united action.
It shall be the duty of such Industrial Relations Committee to en-
deavor to adjust such controversy. In cases where such committee
reaches agreement with respect to any such controversy, such agree-
ment shall be final except that it shall be submitted to the Cotton
Textile National Industrial Relations Board for review and approval
under such regulations as such National Board may establish.
This provision for such industrial relations committee shall be so
construed as to permit the employees freely to choose their own rep-
resentatives in full compliance with the provisions of Section 7 (a) of
the Industrial Recovery Act.
4. It shall be the duty of the State Industrial Relations Board,
where their assistance is requested, as provided in subsection 3, to
cooperate with employers and employees in organizing such indus-
trial relations committees and to cooperate with such committees in
the development of conference procedures and in the adjustment of
differences of opinion with respect to the operation or introduction
of the stretch-out system and other problems of working conditions.
In the event that the State Industrial Relations Board is unable to
bring about agreement and united action of labor and management in
a controversy so appealed to it, such State Industrial Relations
Board shall present the controversy to the National Industrial Rela-
tions Board for hearing and final adjustment.
5. The National Industrial Relations Board shall hear and finally
determine all such questions brought before it on appeal by the State
Industrial Relations Boards and certify its decisions to the Admin-
istrator and shall have authority to codify the experience of the
industrial relations committees of the various mills and state boards
with a view to establishing standards of general practice with respect
to the stretch-out (or specialization) system or other problems of
Approved Code No. 1-Amendment 7.
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