Registry No. 1728--29
NATIONAL RECOVERY' ADMINISTRATION
PROPOSED C ODE O F FAIR CO0M PET ITION
RAILROAD AND TRANSPORTATION
AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUrST 30, 1933
UNIV. OlF FL LISP WE DO OUR PART
The Code for the Railroad and Transportation Concessionaires Industry
in its present form merely reflects the proposal or the above-mentioned
industry, and none of the provisions contained therein are
to be regarded as having received the approrlal of
the National Recovery Adrnirpist,ration
as applying to this industry& I
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RAILROAD AND TRANSPORTATION CONCESSIONAIRES ASSOCIATION
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR TH3E: RAILROAD) AND
To effectuate the policy of Title I of thle rNational Industrial Rf~e-
covery~ Act duringr the period of emergency the following provisions
a re established as a c~ode of fair com-~petition for the Railroad and
Transportation Cloncessionaires Industry:
SECTION. 1. The term "' induistry as usedl herein shall include anly
indlividual, partnership, association, or corp)oIRaionl engaged mn the
business of operating concessions on railroadl trains, at railroad
stations, bus terminals, and airports. T~he nature and type of the
concessions so operated consiist, chiefly of news stands, cigar stands,
parcel-checking stands, bootblack stands-l, barber shops, lunch rooms,
sodla luncheonettes, lodc-gingF houses! comfort stations, and othr con-
c~essions conducted for the convenience of th~e traveling p~ublic.
SEC. 2. The t~erm '' employees as used herein is d-efinedt to mean.
all the persons emp-loyedl in the colndulct of such business except
salesmnen employ-ed onl a commission basis.
CEC'. ,3. The term effective dlate as usedl herein shall mean the
28th dlay of August. 1933 or, if this code shall .not have been approved
by the President t~wo weeks prior to that date, then the second
1\fonday after such approval.
ARTICLE II-HoIuns or LABOR
SEnowO 1. On and after the effective dlate hereof, the industry
shall not operate on a schedule of h~our~s of Inbor in excess of the
(a) Office Employees __ 40_______~
(b) Other Employrees (Femlale3)______________ 8
(c) Other Employ'ees (Mlale) __- -- .... ._____ 56
SEc. 2. The industry operates from twrelve to twenty-four hours
each day, during which period several sharp peaks of activity are
reached, determined more or less by train schied~ules, and therefore
beyond the control of the industry, thle balance of the time being
inactive. As a result thereof somie employees are active during cer-
tain periods and inactive during other periods. Split shifts are
very essential to successful operation andi are therefore permitted,
but these split. shifts shall no~t involv'e more thann two p~eriod~s of
active working hours; the total time inv\olved in sulchl workiing
periods plus the interval of inactivity between themn shall not exceed
12! hours in any one working day.
S~EC'. 3. Thel maxuiniumll w'orklingr hours1 fixed herein shall not apply
to empllloylee~ engaged in a mnlragerial.. executive, or supervisory
capacity, ear~nin~ inl escess of $35.00 a week.
SEc. 4. The hours during whichl any stand or other operation shall
be open for business: shall not be reduced below fifty-two hours in
any onle week unless such hours were less than fifty-two hours a week
before July 1, 1933, and in the latter case the hours shall not be
reduced at all.
SEC. 5. The maximzum working hours fixed herein shall not apply
during periods of emergency arising by reason of train wrecks,
snowstormss, floods, or other climatic conditions or causes over which
the industry has no control.
SEc. 6. After August 31, 1933, no person under 16 years of age
will b~e emlployed,! except that persons b~etweenl 14 and 16 may be
employed for not to exceed 3 hours per day and those hours be-
t ween '7 a.mi. and 7 p.m. in such work as will not interfere with hours
of day school.
ARTICLE III ATINIMIUM\ COMPENSATION
SECTION i. NO minimum hourly~ rate shall be less than as of July
15, 1929, and thie established minimum rates of wages for employees
shall not be less than the following:
Population of Cities or Tr~ading Areas~ as s~hownl in U~.S. Census of 1930:
Rate per hour
male and female
1. 500,000 or more rre -- -- -- _- -- ----- $. 28
2. 250,.000 to50, 00 ~.r C---- -- ...... ...------.--- ....... 2
3. 2,500 to 250,0010 .. _-_ ~-__--_-- ------ -_____ -_ 26
-1. Less thanl 2.,500-___ _ ---- -- -- -- -- .. -------__-_-_____ .23
5. There shall hie a reduc~tioni orf 24 tier hiour in eacih o~f the abiove
mlininluinI rates in thle States Iouith oif the Alalson and Dixon
SEC. 2L. The minimumi rates of wrages established in Section 1 shall
be subject to deduction for meals furnished employees at the rate of
$0.25 per meal, not to exceed $3.00 total in any one wveekr.
SEC. 3. Where employees are furnished three meals per day and
lodging is also provided! a deduction not in excess of $1.00 per day
may be made.
SEC. 4. In cRSES Of emergency, Wvhen OVetilme in excess of estab-
lished maximum actual hours of labor per week may be necessary,
the overtime rate of wages in all cases shalll be one and one third the
established normal rate of wages.
ARTICLE IV CONDITIONS OF EM\PLOjYMENT
SECTION 1. Em~nploySeeS shall hav\e the r~ight to orgpanize and bargain
c~ollectivlely through I~~~repesentative s of the~ir own choosing and shall
be free fromt the in~ter~ferenc~e, restraint. or coercion of employers of
labor, or their agents, in the designation of suchi representatives or
in self-organization or in other concerted activities for the purpose of
collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection.
SEc. 2. No employee and no one seeking employment shall be
required as a condition o~f employment to jomn any company union
o:r to r~efr~ain from~n joiniing,. orga;nizing~. or assisting~ a Inherl org~anizn-
tlion of hisC own c~hoosing.
SEc. 3. Emplloyerss shanll comply w\ithl the m~aximum ho(urs~ of Ilahor,
miiirnmumi rates of pay, and other conditions of emnployment applr'ov'edi
or prescr"ibedr by the Presidecnt.
ARTIcLE' EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
SECTION i. F0' file Ipurpose of the adminisitratio ll oIf this code
there shlall be establis'hedc a committee to b~e knownn as the "LExcuCltive
C'om mittee."' TIhe committee shall consist of-
Af. A. MoriC'iSseY, Pr~esidlent,: TIhe Union. News ComT>7pan, New York,
L. C. Caldwell, ]President, The Inter~state Companly, Chic-nero, Ill.
W. A. Hatfield, General Mlanager, Fr~ed Harv-ey, Inc., K~ans~as
This committee shall in general administer the pr~ovisions of the
code, secure adherence the~et~o, hear and adjust complaints, consider
pr''lopoals for amendments to the code, and otherwise enery3 out for
th~e industry the purposes of the National Industr~ial Recovery Act
as herein set forth. `In addition to sucht powers andl duties the
committee shall (a) from time to tim~e, not less than once eachi year,
require such reports fr~om em~ployers as may1 be desir~able to inform it
aldequately of the administration and enforcement of the pr~ovisions
of this code; (b) upon comphnint of interested parties or upon its
ownr initiative make such investigation into the operation of the code
as may be necessary; (c) makie suchl rules and'regulations as mnay be
nlecessary for the administration andl enforcement of the code; and
(d) r~ecommnend to the National Recovery Administration amend-
mlents to, the code or such~ other action as it shall deemn desirable.
The Presid~ent mnayr excel or mo~dify his appr~oval1 of this code7 at
ARTICLE V711-CIHANGES AND ~DDITIONS
Such of the provisions of this code as are not r~equ~ir~ed to be
included therein by the National Industrial Recovery Act may, with
the approval of the President, be modified or eliminated in such man-
ner as may be indicated by thle needsa of the public, byr changes in
circumstances. or by experience; all the provisions of this codle, unless
so modified- or eliminated, shall remain mn effect until the expir~ation
date of Title I of t~he National Industrial Recovery Acet.
In order to enable the industry to conduct its operations subject, to
the provisions of this code, to establish fair trade, practices within the
industry and w~ithI those dealing with the indlust~ry, and otherwise to
effectua'te the purposes of Title I of the National Industrial Recovery
Act, supplementary provisions of this code or, additional codes may
be sulbmittedl from time to time for the approval of the. President.
ARTICLE VI~II-PBRnzL INVALIDITY
If any provision of this codle is dleclaredl invalid or uinenfor~ceable,
the remaining provisions thereof shall nevertheless continue in full
force and effect in the same manner as if they had been separately
presented for approval and approved by the President..
I, D. B. Victor, Secretary of the Railroad and Transportation Con-
cessionaires Association, do hereby certify that the fore~going is a tr~ue
copy of the Code of Fair Clompetition for the Railroad and Transpor-
tation Concessionaires Industry submitted to the Administrator under
the National Industry Recovery Act on August 30, 1933.
Dated, August 30, 1933.
D. B. VronR, cSecretary.
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