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GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMIINISTRATION
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
MICROSCOPIC SLIDE AND GLASS
SWITCH PLATE INDUSTRY
AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUST 20, 1933
REGISTRY No. 1330-03
The Code for the Microscopic and Glass Switch Plate 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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CODE OF FAIR COMPEETITION1 ]FOR THE MIVICROSCOPIC
SLIDE ANISD GLASS SWITCHI PLATE IND)USTRY:
1. To effectuate the policy of title 1 of the National Industry Re-
covery Act during the period of the emergency by reducing and
relieving unemployment, improving the standards of labor; elim-
inating competitive practice destructive to the interests of the public,
employees, and employers; relieving the effects of overcapacity, and
otherwise rehabilitate the microscopic slide and glass switch plate
industry, the following provisions aret established for the micro-
scopic sllide and glass switch-pla~te industry.
The term microscopic slide, as herein used, is defined to mean the
manufacture and cutting of glass slides used in laboratories and
microscopic work. Glass switch plates are defined to mean the
manufacture and cutting of glass into the form of switch plates.
The term effective date, as used herein, is defined to be the 11th day
of September 1933. T'he term persons shall include natural persons,
partnerships, associations, and corporations.
2. On or after th effective date the minimum wI~age paid by em-
p'loyers in the microscopic slide industry and thne glass switch plate
industry to anyr of their employees shall be at the mninimumn rate of
Forty-nine cents ($0.492 per hour when employed in said industry.
N~o employee shall receive a lower minimum wage than Seventeen
dollars and Fifty cents ($1"7.50) per week, when employed in said
industry. The provision -for the minimum wage established in this
code shall constitute~ a guarantee minimum. rate of pay in connection
with a, time rate and work basis of compensation. No increase in
the amount of production or work shanll be required of employees
for the purpose of avoiding the benefits to employees prescribed
boy thlis code in, respect to wages and hours of employment.
3. On and after the effective date~ the hours of employment for
employees in, a, microscopic slide and glass switch plate industry,
excepting firetmenI shippinga clerks, watchmen, and the managers or
executive owners, shall not exceed forty-five hours per week, nor
more than nine hours per day. It is intended that the foregoing
provisions for maximum hours shall establish thne maximum hours
of labor per week of each employee other than those employees ex-
cep~ted heremn, so thlat under no circumstances will empsloyees be
permitted to work for any one or more employers in the industry
an aggregate in excess to the prescribed number of hours mn any
single week. Firemnen, night watchmen, managers, and'I other emn-
ployfees excepted in the above shall not work in excess of an. avera ge
ffoty-five hours per week during any year beginning with the
effective date. It is intended that employees' -wages shall not be
reduced by reason of the reduction of the prescribed number of
hours of employment.
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4. All microscopic slides and glass switch~ plates manufactured
and dlist~ributed shall bear the N.R.A. label whichl shall remain at-
t~achedl to the c~ontainer when placed on sale by a retail distributor.
The privilege of using such labels shall be garantedi and such labels
shall be issued to any manufacturer, from time to time, engaged in
thle miicroscopic slide and glass switch-plate industry, upon applica-
tion therefor to code authorities, accompanied by a statement of
the comnpliance withl the standards of operation prescribed by this
5. On and aIfter the effective date. employers in this industry shall
not employ any minors under the age of sixteen years.
6. Safe, healthful and otherwise san~itary workingcniosshl
be. provilded for all employees, which conditions shllsamimu
comply w~ith the highest standards respecting sanitation and the
standards specified in the law~s of any Statte inl which the mianufac-
turer is locatedl.
With a view of ke~eping the President informed as to the obsery-
ance or nonobsrervance of this code of fair competition, and as to
whe~lther the, microscopic slide and glass switch-plate industry is
talking appr~opriate steps to effectuate thle declared policy of the
National R~ecovery Act, each person engaged in said industry shall
furnish every four wTeeks certifiedl reports showing inter alia:
(a) Pay-roll dalta showingr by sex and occupation the number
of people emnployed, number of hours worked, and thle rates of wa.ge
(b) Production data showing the number of microscopic slides
and glass switch pIntes mannufactured.
7. Thlis code an- all the provisions thereof are expressly made sub-
ject to the right of the Pr~esident, in accordance with the provisions
of clause 10-b of the National Recov~ery Act. from time to time to
cancel or modify any order, approval, license, rule or regulation is-
sued under title 1. of said Act, andl specifying to the right of the
President to cancel or modify his a~pproval of this code or any condi-
tions imposed byT himn upon hlis approval thereof.
8. Such of the. prov'isions of this code as are not required to be
enclosed therein andc the Na~tional Indu~strial Recovery Act, may with
the approval of the Presidenit be modifiedl or eliminated as changes
and circumstances or experiences miay indicate.
J. MIELVIN FREED,
Avous 23, 1933.