NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
PR~OPO SED C ODE O F FAI R C OMPE TIT ION
UNI V. OF FL LIB. w~ no oun mar
The Code for the Photo-Lithographing 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
GOVERNMENT PRINTING' OFFICE
Registry No. 506--05
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Revised For Public
AS SUBMITTED ON SEPTEMBIIER
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PHOTO-LITHOGRAPHERS
CODE ICUNDER THE INDUSTRIAL RECOVERY ACT OF THE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PHOTO-LIT~HOGRAPHERS
COMPOSED OF CONCERNS OPERATING PHOTO-LITHO-
Hereinafter wherever used in this Codte, th term:
1. Act--shall mean "' Industrial Recovery Act~."
2. Association--shall mean "' National Association of Ph~oto-
3. Board ---hall mean '' Board of Directors of the National Asso-
ciation of Photo-Lithographers."'
4. Code---shall mean Code of the Phot~o-Lithographing indus-
5. Indust~ry--shall mean "All plants engaged in whole or in part
ARTICLE I PURPOSE
This Code is set up by concerns engageed in the operation of :Photo-
Lithographinga pla~nt~s, who ar~e members of the N~ational Associa-
tion of Photo-Lit~hograp Ihers, uni incorporated, for the pu rpose of
effect~uating wFithin the~ Photo-Lit~hogra phinga Ind-ustry, the policy
of t~it~j lle I and oprat~ing in every way wfith the intent and purpose
of the Indulstrial Recovery Acet, signed the 16t~h' day of June: 19:33,
and the regulations promlulgated thereunder. It is not designed
to promote monopolies or eliminate: or op~press small enterprises or
to discriminate against theml.
ARTICLE II PAnnexIP.Lnolv
Participation in th~e administra~tionl of this Code or in any subse-
qluent revisionl or adldititons to this C'ode shall be extended to any
nperson_ partnership, a~ssociation, and- o crpomra~t~ion, engaged in. the
operation of any plant, of which thle product is totally or in part that
of Photo-Lith~ogIr phy, subscr~ibing to this Cod-e and wcYilling to necep~t
his or its share of t~he cost, andi responsibility, as well as the benefit
of such participation, by becoming a mnemb~er of the Association.
Any concern engaged in the operate ion of a Photo-Lithogra phing
plant., nowr in existence or h~er~efter engaging in the operation of
such a plant, sha~ll be eligib~ile to, membership in the Association
on thle same basis as the p~resent. memberships>, and as set forth in. the
Constitution and Bylaw~s of thle As~sociation, submitted~ herewith.
The Autonomy ofi present local andl regional Photo-Lithlogr'aph~ing
associations~, groups, or any newr associations or groups desirling to
affiliate with this association is recognized.
ARTICLE III LABOR CODE
A. (1) Employees in the Industry shall.1 haveP the right to organize
.andt bargain collectively through r~e~presentatives of their ow~n choos-
ing, and shall be free. from the interference, restraint. or coercion of
employers of labor, or their agents, in the designation of such rep-
resentatives or in self-or~ganizat~ion, or in other concerted activities
for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aidot
(2) No employee and no one seeking employment shall be required
as a condition of employSment to join any company umion or to
reframn fromt jominiig, or or~ganizmng or assisting at labor organization
of his ow~n choosing; and
(3:) Employers shall comply with the maximum hours of labor,
minimum rates of pay, and other conditions of employment approved
or prescribed by thee President of the Uniited States.
B~. Attached hereto and made a part hereof and marked Schedule
A is the designated maximlum hours of labor, and the designated
minimumn wage per hour to be paid in the Indiustry and the excep-
tions th~ereto. whichl are to be declared in effect as hereinafter
C.' It is cerly~l'\ undeprstood t~hat thle foregoing does not impair in
anyr paIrticullar const.titutional rights of the employee and employer
to bairgain individually or collectively as may be mutually satis-
factory to them and nothing in this Code will prevent the selection,
retention, or advancement of any employee on thle basis of his indi-
vidual merits without regard to his afliliattion or nonaffiliation with
any labor or employee organization.
D. The Industr~y shall abide by all Federal, State, and Municipal
laws and ordinances affecting thle health and safety of workers in
the localityg where they are employed, and shall not employ any minor
under the age of 16 years.
E. The Industry shall not use any subterfuge to frustrate the spirit.
and intent of this Code which is, among other things, to increase
employment by a universal covenant, to remove obstructions to com-
merce, and to shorten hours and to raise wages for the shorter week
to a living basis.
MAXd3IMUMd HOU PER WEEK, 40
No member of the Ind~usitryg shall cause or permit anly factory, ot~in~e, or
bra7nch employee to work more than an nvrtl nle of 40 hours pe"r wFieek in any
8 w-eeks' period.
The maxsimuml hours fixedl in the above paragmph-il shall not apply to highly
skilled technic~io~us, here restriction of hours wou,~ld unavabtiloll~ lly reduce prlodlue-
tion,. in suchl s'pa~inl cases not less than time and third time shall be pa~id
for hours workedl in excess of the maximum. Nor shlall thle mlaxrimum hours
apply~ in the: case of execrutive~s, sup~erviso~rs, an~d their immedialtr assistants,
who perform no mechanical operations, outside sa~lesmenlc watchmen, repafir-
me~n, andt service men.
AlnIMUMhvh RATE PETR HOUR FORB FACTORY EMPLOYFES, $.40 .
The minimuum rate of pay for anyT factory or mechanient w-orker o~r alrtie~nn
shanll bre not less than .40 per hour, unless the hourly ranti forl the same class
of worki on July 15, 1092, wvas less, than .40 per hour, in w\hic~h latter ense
not to pay less than the hlourly rate on July 15, 1920, and in no event less
than .:30 per hour. It is agrteed that this par~agraph establishes a gua~~lranted
minimlum rate of pay regardless of whether the employee is compensatedtc~ on
the barsis of a time rate or on a p~ieceworkl performance.
The-re shall be I~'prepared and compiled by the Board, a schedule of the
miniimum rates per hour paid to all factory workers, mechanical workers, and
artisnns inl accordance with the standard~i c2lalSsifientti ion of the various types
of labor employed in the Inllustry, to be submitted to the President of the
United States fo`r approval not later than thirty days after the approval of this
Code by the President of the United States.
TINIAIEAII RATES PER. W'EE FOR ACCOUNTINGo, OfLERICALI OFFT~CE, SERVIC10 AND SALES&
The mlinimuml rate of pay~ for nc~counting, clerical, offie, service, or sales
employees shall be not less than $15.00 per week: in. any- city of over 500,(000
population, or in thle immnediate trade area of such eity; nor less than $14.50
per week in any c~ity of between 250,.000 and 500T,tX)0 pop~ula~tion, or in the im-
medliate trade area of suc~h eity; nor less than $14.00 per week in any city of
between 2,500 anld 250,000C poDulation, or in the immediate trade area of such
cityv; and in towns of less than 2,500(. population to increase all wnges by not
less than 20) percent, providled that this shall not require wanges in excess of
$1'2.0)0 per week.
ARTICLE IV--Routs or ITJNFAIR COMPETITION
Attached hereto and made a part hereof marked Schedule B are
the rules having to do with unfair competition in this Industry.
These rules are subject to additions, modifications, or enlargement
by the Board within the terms of the Act, and the regulations pro-
RUZLE8 OP 1[NFIR COMPETITION
The giving or accepting directly, or indirectly, of anly secret rebates, special
rebates,. secret refunds, and/or allow~ancerj, in connection with the production
and sale of Photo-Lithography, is prohibited.
The giving, quoting, or making of any prices to brokers, agents, distributors,
or any other intermediate type of selling agency, lower than the prices included
in the minimum price schedule filed with the Secretaryp, is probibitedt.
ARTICLE \I--DMIINISTRATON. l O3F THE COD~1E
Thle B~oardl is author~ized andi~ empowleredl to makle thle ne~essary
rules and regulations to admniniste~r the provisions of this Code
to secure adheirenice therreto, to heair and adjust complaints, and
otherw~ise to carry1 out thle p~urpscles of thle Arct and the regulations
Theli Secre1tary shall ltreceiv'e Ccomlanlintts of any1! violatioln oif thlis
Codle andi for~thwith~ makil e a full and1( C'omple~te investf~Snigatio of suchl
comp~lajints, and1 to thle becst of hisc ab~ilit! .v adjut and~ settle brtetwen
thec interesetedl par1ties4 any1\ and~ all ma1:tters~ inl c~clt~ontroversy. He shall
miake a rep~ort of all adjustments andi settlemlents s to thle B~oard for
Wlherever uinder any provision of thiis C~ode, t~he Boanrd is author-
ized or required to act in any matter whatsoever, una~nimous deci-
sioni of thle Bo0ard or o~f thle mnembeitrs o~f said Boairdl presenIt. nt any
mneetinig heldl after due not (l~i~ not less thain a1 quorum'11), shall be
finial and1~ conICluSiv'e, unless~ after noctice' of .such'l decision an~ niiemn-
ber or miembe~rs of the Indusryl~f~ feelings agg~rievedd ther~eby, shiall,
within tenl days, burt not t~hereafter, notify thle Alssociation of its or
their dersire to, arbitrate, in which event 'the matter in controversy
shall then be submlitted to arbitration according to the Standard Arbi-
tration Clause of the State of New York. Resort to arbitration shall
be held to b~e in addlcition to and- niot in Substitutfionl of any other or
fu~rthler rights w-hich the aggrievedl parties many have under thle Act
and thle Regulations promulgated thereunder.
With a view\ to keeping the Pr1esiditent of thle Unitedc States and
the miemb~ersi of th~e Industry informnedl as to thle observance or non-
observance of thijs Code and as to whether t~he Industry is taking
appropriate steps to effectuate the declared ,policy of t~he Act, each
member of the Industry shall file in thle SecretaryV's otice such duly
certified statistical reports at such time, in such form, and for such
periods as may' be required by the President of thle United States or
the Board. Any such information filed by the individual members
of the Association shall be confidential in the Secretary's office ex-
cep~t as such information becomes an unidentified part of a general
compilation or report by the Secretary or in the event the Presi-
dent of the United States shall require the publication thereof, or
the information evidences a breach of the Code, in which event the
matter shall be brought to the attention of t~he reporting member
and referred to the Board for its action.
ARTICLE IrI1-OPEN ]iRTOE 1)ATA
Each members of thle Indulstr~y shall, within tenz lays after the
effective date of thle Code, file with the Secr~etary3 a minimum price
schedle~l for arll its Photo-~ithognrrapnhing products and/or oprera-
tions as reqluir-ed by! t.he Board, including discounts, allowances,
terms, andl all conditions of sale and from and after expiration of
such ten days such member shall at all times maintain on file with
thle SecretaryS such minimum price schedule for all its Phnoto-Litho-
graphing products andl/or operations, andl shall not sell below and
shall not. make a~ny chlangie in such price! schedule, except as: herecin
The date of filing shall be the effective date ofT the first price
schedule. Any members of thne Industry desir~ing to change such
price schedule shall1 file a revised price schedule with thne Secretttary,
which shall become~ effective not less than ten days after and exclusive
of the date of filing thereof (Sunday~s and holidayss excluded). All1
price schedules so filed shall be openl to inspection by all mremrbers
of t he Industry at all times.
All1 prices set, out in the minimnumr price schedule filed with the
Secretary sha~ll be based~ uponl and justified by a standard cost ~find-
ing system~ appr~oved- biy thne members of the ~Association.
AnaTICE VIII-CHANG;ES IN CODE
The provisions of this Code may be changed at any time by the
members of this Association, in a meeting called aind assembled in
necordance withl thle Constitu~tion and By-Laws of the Association; or
upon the written request of ten members of the Industry; pro-
vided t~he changes mnade are within thne ~ulrview of the ACJct, and thle
regulations promulg~atedl thereulnder,, and are~ appr~oved by the 1Presi-
dent of the United Stantes.
ARTICIIE IX --LBw or INDUSTRY
The foreg~oing Code prepared and filed under thre A~ct shall become
the law of the Industry fifteen days after approval bcy the President
of the United States. On and after the effective dlate, all members
of the Indust~ry shall operate under the provisions of this Code.
GEO. E. LODER,
L~ovis B3. MoNwra
Secret ta ry.
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