Regtitr No. 132-46
NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
PROPOSED CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
AS SUBMITTED ON SEPTEMBER 1,1933
The Code for the Telegraph Communication 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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NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RECOVERY CODE OF THE
TELEGRAPH COMMUNICATION INDUSTRY
Desiring to aid in effectuating the policy of the National Industrial
Recovery Act, the undersigned companies engaged in the telegraph
communication field adopt the following code pursuant to Title I
of that Act.
The effective date of this Code shall be the tenth day after its
approval by the President of the United States.
No telegraph company shall employ any person under sixteen
years of age, except that persons between fourteen and sixteen may
be employed for not to exceed three hours per day and those hours
between 7 A.M. and 7 P.M. in such work as will not interfere with
hours of day school.
Not to work any employee more than 48 hours per week on an
average of a thirteen-week period. The maximum hours fixed shall
not apply to employees in cities or towns or isolated places where
not more than three employees, exclusive of messengers, are engaged,
nor to employees in managerial, supervisory, or executive capacity
who receive more than $35 per week, nor to line patrol and repairmen
in isolated places, nor to employees engaged in emergency mainte-
nance and repair work, or employed in connection with unforeseen
emergencies which may arise, making longer hours temporarily
necessary to prevent interference with public service. No service
operation shall be reduced below 52 hours in any one week unless
such hours were less than 52 hours per week prior to July 1, 1933,
and in the latter case the hours shall not be reduced at all, except
where business is suspended and the office closed, or where offices are
temporarily opened and closed to meet seasonal or emergency condi-
(a) Not to pay any employee less than $15 per week in any city
of over 500,000 population, nor less than $14.50 per week in any city
of between 250,000 and 500,000 population, nor less than $14 per week
ih any city of between 2,500 and 250,000 population, and in towns
of less than 2,500 population to increase all wages by not less than
20%, provided that this shall not require wages in excess of $12 per
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(b) The minimum wages fixed in this Section may be at the.
of $1 per week less in the southern section of the country thEiati
rates specified in this section. The southern section of the
is defined as including the following: Virginia, West Virginia,
Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mar
District of Columbia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, A i
Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas.
The maximum hours fixed in this agreement shall not :p
commission salesmen, employees on cable ships, employees o
the continental United States, or to messengers in cities, toW
Isolated places where there are not more than three employees, el
sive of messengers.
The minimum wages fixed in this agreement shall not'appl$
bona fide learners, commission salesmen, employees on cable s
messengers, part-time employees, or to employees outside of the. '
tinental United States.
Compensation for employment now in excess of the mini
wages herein provided for shall not be reduced in consequencof
reduction of hours provided for in this Code.
(a) Pursuant to subsection (a) of Section 7 of the National In.a&l
trial Recovery Act, this Code is subject to the following condit.'a-!
(1) That employees shall have the right to organize and bag
collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and4.
be free from the interference, restraint, or coercion of.employerq.,
labor, or their agents in the designation of such representative; m
in self-organization or in other concerted activities for the ;purpp.l
of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection; (2) ,thi
no employee and no one seeking employment shall be required as. *i :
condition of employment to join any company union or to refra :im
from joining, organizing, or assisting a labor organization ofg
choosing; and (3) that employers shall comply. with the m.upiai
hours of labor, minimum rates of pay, and other conditions :
employment, approved or prescribed by the President..
(b) Pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 10 of the National I
dustrial Recovery Act, the President may from time to time canc ,
or modify any order, approval, license, rule or regulation issued
under Title I of said Act.
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This Code shall continue in effect until December ,31, 1933, and
thereafter until terminated by the ,.resident or by the companim
submitting this Code, or until such date as tpe resident by proclame,7
tion or the Congress by joint resolution shall declare that the
emergency recognized by the National Industiial Recovery Aci Ias
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