UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
UPHOLSTERY and DECORATIVE
AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUST 29, 1933
REGISTRY No. 28 --03
The Code for the Upholstery and Decorative Fabrics Industry
in its 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 the approval of
the National Recovery Administration
as applying to this industry
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GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASH[INGTON : 933
For sale By the Superintendent of Doumnents, Washington, D.C. -
- -- -Price 5 cents
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION OF THE DISTRIBUTORS OF
UPHOLSTERY AND DECORATIVE FABRICS
PRESENTED BY THE UPHOLSTERY AND DECORATIVE FABRICS
ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
ARTIOE I PURPOSE
This C'ode is formulated, adopted, and approved to effectuate th-e
purposes of the National Industrial Recovery Act.
1. The termi dis~tr~iutor "? is defined to miean any personi engaged
in selling up~holstery and dlecorative fabrics at whor~lesal to interior'
decorato~rs, upholsterers, and furniture manufacturers.
2. The wordl "Association ?' refers to t~he "' Upholstery3 and Decora-
ti\e Fabrics Association of Amnerica i'. a tr~ade association of dis-
3. The termn '' Planning Commnittee refers to a Committee cont-
posedl of persons appointed by t~he Boardc~ of Direc~tors of thle Asso-
c~iation, and additional members (not exceeding three) appointed
at the option of the administrator under the Act.
This Code shall be administered by 'the Planning Commiittee
which shall have authorityT to deal w~ith all1 matters aff'ecting dlis-
t~ributo~rs under the National Recovery Act.
1. Employees shall have the right to organize and bargain col-
lectivel through r~epresentatives of their own choosing and shall
be free from the interference, restraint, or c-oercion of emlployrers
of Inbor or t~hei r agents in the designati on of such representn t~a tives,
or in s~elf-organization, or in other concerted activities for the pur-
pose of collective bargaining or ot~her mutual aid or protection.
2. No employee andi no one seeking employment shall be required.
as a condition of emnploymlent, to join any company union or to
refrain fromt joirung, orgaruzing, or assisting a labor organization
of his own choosing.
3. Employers shall comply w1ith tHe maximum hours of labor,
minimum rates of pay, and other conditions of employment ap-
proved or prescribed by the President.
41. Maximum hours of labor shall not exceed for~ty hours per week,
wit.h the following exceptions:
(a) Executives and employees in managerial capacity receiving
mlore than $35 per week, and outside salesmen.
(b) Maximum hours in the months of October and November
shall be forty-four, provided that the average for any six months'
period from January 1st to June 30th, and July 1st to December
31lst, shall not on that account exceed forty hours.
(c) In case of temporary emergencies to meet shipping reqtfire-
mnents, and requirements for special statistical reports, when time
and a third overtime shall be paid.
5. Minimum wages per week shall not be less than $15 for forty
]hours of work.
6. No employee shall be under 16 years of age.
ARTICLE V. COM6PETITIVE PRACTICES
1. Diserimni~nation.--Each distributor shall maintain a nd/or pub-
lish a printed price list quoting his established wholesale prices for
all fabrics. Each distributor shall adhere to said established price
list as issued and amended from time to time and shall afford equal
terms and prices to all buyers similarly situated in order t.hlereby to
avoid unfair discrimination.
2. Cask term~s shall not exceed 2 percent 10 days, due net 30 days,
provided that extra da~tings not exceeding 60 days may be allowed
to department stores and furniture manufacturers, and further pro-
vided that E.O.M. terms may be granted.
3. 10 percent discount mlay be allowed decorators and upholsterers
for full pieces and over, but in no case unless the full piece consist of
50 yards or mor~e. I~t is further provided that 10 percent may be
allowed upholsterers on materials at not less than $1 per yard
wholesale of half pieces of 25 yards and over, provided such pur-
chases are for stock purposes.
4. C~ontr~act sales to department stores or manufacturers may be
made at a special price, provided such purchases are for stock; and,
further, special prices may be quoted on contract sales for whole-
salers, hotels, clubs, steamships, theaters, railroads, and other public
5. Discount to furtnitulre manu~factur~ers on furniture fabrics only
shall be 10 percent on cuts, or 10 percent and 10 percent on pieces or
half pieces. WNhere special piece prices are quoted to furniture manu-
facturers an additional 10 percent shall be added for cut lengths.
6. Courtesy discounts shall be eliminated.
I. No rebates, or discounts or bonuses, or special advantages of any
kind, other than herein expressly authorized, shall be permitted.
8. Lost samples must be paid for by the borrower except that a
25 percent allowance may be made where, in the judgment of the
seller, if special circumstances warrant it.
9. Sample orders.-All sample lengths of fabrics other than
swatches and those bound in book form shall be billed at the regular
price per yard without any allowance or trade discount.
10. Retur~ns. -When merchandise is returned without fault of the
jobber, a 10% service and depreciation charge shall be made, but no
piece of less than 3 yards shall be accepted under such circumstances.
11. Designs.--No design in thle possession of an importer or jobber
shall be pirated or copied. No reproduction in good faith of a
museum piece or of other significant pieces and no innocent purchase
of merchandise from a manufacturer shall be deemed a violation of
12. Season Lines of memorandum samples shall be discontinued,
and to that end no samples shall be permitted out on memorandum
more than thirty days.
13. Consign~ments.--No yard goods merchandise shall be given out
on consignment or memorandum.
ARTICLE VI: -AMIENDMENTS
The Pla~nning Committee may from time to time recommend
amendments or additions to this C~ode, and such amendments or ad-
ditions, if and when approved, pursuant to t~he Act, shall have~ the
same force and effect as if originally a part hereof.
This Code and all the provisions thereof are expressly made sub-
ject to the right of the President., in accordance with the provisions
of Clause 10 (b) of the National Industrial Recovery AcSt, from time
to time to cancel or modify any order, approval, license, rule, or regu-
lation, issued under Title I of nsid Act~ andl specifically to the r~ightt
of the President to cancel or modify his approval of this Code or any
conditions imposed by him upon his approval thereof.
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