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Registry No. 251--08
, OVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHIINGTON : 1933
1~1 I E.
3 262 08483 0107
NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
PROPOSED CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
CASEIN PLASTICS AND
RELATED PRODUCTS INDUSTRY
AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUST(29, 1933
in WE DO PUR PRTm
The Code for the Casein Plastics and Related Products Industry
inlits present form merely reflects the proposal of the above-mentioned
industry, and none of the provisions contained therein are
to be regarded as having received I he approval of
the National RecoverU Administration
as applying to this industry
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION UNDER N'.I.R.A. APPROVED
AND ADOPTED BY' CASEIN PLASTICS MANUFACTURERS
AND FABRICATORS ASSOCIATION ON AUGUST 3, 1L933
CASEIN PLASTICS MANUFACTURERS AND FABRICATORS
ASSOCIATION, NEW YORK, N.Y.
To effectuat~e the policy of Title I of the N.T.'R.A. the following
provisions are established as a Code of Fair Competition for the
casein plastics and related products industry.
(a) The term casein plastics and related products industry ",
hereinafter referred to as "L the Industry "', as used herein is defined
t~o mean t.he manufacture of casein plastics and related products
such as buttons, button blanks, slides, buckles, novelties, and
t rim m wings.
(b) The term member of the industry shall be deemed to
include every person engaged inh such business.
(c) The term effective date "' as usred herein is defined to be the
tenth day following approval of this Code by the President of the
(d) The term President as used herein is defined to mean the
President of the United States.
(e.) The term "A~ssociation as used herein is defined, to mean t~he
Casein Plast~ics Mlanufacturers and Fabricators Association.
II-ADM I N ISTRATION
The Association is hereby designated as the agency for atdmin-
isteringr andl supervising the provisions of this Code and to receive
communications from the Admrrinistrator for National Recovery re~-
lating to the Indlustry. The Associat~ion mlay, through its Executive
Committee or Secretary, require th~e mnem~bers of t'he Industr~y to
submiit the Secretary, from time to time, such information and
data as it may dleem necessary for the purpose of fur~nishingo the
President. such information and reports as he may request under the
provisions of the N.I.R.A. or for thle purnnpose ofascertaining the
extent to which tlhe provisionls of th~is C'ode ar being observed by
the miembersr of the Industry: Pr~ovided. that all ulch information
submitted to the Alssociation by any member of the Indlustry shall
not be revealed to any other miember and further: Provided, thatf
any member of the Industry who shall knowsinlgly or wilfully fuir-
nish incorrect information and data shall pay the Association the
costs of correcting such information and data.
ZIII-Hoons or LAson, RATEs OF PAY, AND OTHER CONDITIONS OF
(a) That employees shall have the right to organize and bargain
collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and shall
be free from the interference, restraint, or coercion of employers of
labor, or their agents, in the designation of such representatives or
in self organization or in other concerted activities for the purpose
of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection. (Section
Ta (1) of the Act.)
(b) That no employee and no one seeking employment shall be
required as a condition of employment to jomn any company umion
or to re ramn from joinmng, orgamizmg, or assisting a labor orgammza-
tion of his own choosing. (Section Ta (2) of the Act.)
(c) That employers shall comply with the maximum hours of
labor, minimum rates of pay, and other conditions of employment,
approved or prescribed by the President. (Section Ta (3) of the
(d) That nothing contained herein is to prevent the selection, re-
tention, and advancement of employes on the basis of their indi-
vidual merit, without regard to their affiliation or nonaffiliation with
any labor organization.
(e) Miembers of the Industry shall not employ any minor under
the age of sixteen years.
(f) On and after the effective date no member of the Industry
shall operate on a schedule of hours of labor for his employes, with
the exceptions of executives, engineers, repair crews, office and super-
visory staff, stock clerks, shipping clerks, and watchmen in excess of
forty hours in any one weekr.
(g) On and after the effective date the minimum wFage that shall
be paid by any member of the Industry shall be at the rate. of thirty
cents per hour. In the case of any employee whose compensation is
based upon a measure other than time, thle total compensation paid
shall be no less than such employee would be entitled to receive if
his or her compensation were measured by a time rate.
(h) That no work of any kind in connection with the production,
modeling, moulding, manufacturing, inspection, carding, packing,
preparation for sale, or sale, shall take place at any residence or
dwelling place of any member of the Industry or employee, and all
such production, modeling, moulding, manufacturing, inspection,
carding, packing, preparation for sale, or sale, shall only be had at
the factory or industrial establishments of members of the Industry.
(a) That no casein plastics and related products subject to this
Code shall be sold for less than fair cost, and the Executive Com-
mittee of the Association shall have power to determine by appro-
priate statistical methods and the requirements of accounting for
Federal income-tax purposes such cost and advise members of the
Industry as to their findings from time to time as may be proper
(b) That sales terms shall be uniformly 1%b 10 days E.O.M. net,
(c) The following specified practices are hereby held to be an-
businesslike, unethical, discriminatory among customers, and viola-
tions of the letter and the spirit of this Code:
1. Variations from the open and publicly announced prices and
terms, including (but. withounlt limniting thle general of this cla-use)
the following: Special allowance by way of secret rebates, discounts,
brokerage, storage, or advertising; var~iat~ions from thre openly an-
nounced grade of package differentials; delayed billings_; fulor
partial discounts in cases of delayed payment; andl any other allowF-
ances by any name or of any nature.
2. Acceptance of orders at old prices following the announcement
of price changes.
3. Unannounced concessions in price based on quality of material
not actually substandard.
4. Making combination sales whereby an order is obtained, or sale
made for a commodity on conditions, or upon promise, or under-
standing, that any other commodity will be sold or delivered to the
buyer, directly or indirectly, at a price, or at prices under th~e p~re-
vailing market for either or any of the commuodities involved.
5. Payments of brokerage, when any part thereof elnures to the
benefit of the purchaser.
6. Payment for storage in customers' warehouses on goods pur-
chased by such customers.
7. Consignment stocks made to ot~her than accredited agents.
(d) This Code and all the provisions thereof are subject to cancel-
lation or modification, as the President may determine from time
to time as prescribed in Section 10 (b)~ of the Act.
(e) If any provision of this Cod~e is declared invalid or unlen-
forceable, the remaining provisions shall nevertheless continue in
full force and effect the same as if they had been separately presented
for approval and approvedl by the President.
(f) This Code, subject to IV (d), may bhe amended as may be
necessary from time to time, and teefe h mnmnssalb
submitted the President as may be provided in said Act or regula-
(g) In the event that any member of the Industry shall krnowingly
or wilfully engage in. any practice or practices which are a violation
of this Code, the same shall be :reported in th necessaryT detail to
the Administrator of N~.II.R.AI.
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