NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
r) FOR THE
YARN PRODUCING INDUSTRY
AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUST 26, 1933
REGISTRY NVo. 267---02
The Code for the Cellulose Acetate Yarn Producing 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
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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APPLICATION TO THEBF PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR
APPROVAL OF CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION F`OR TZE: CELLULOSE
ACETIATE YARN PRODUCING INDUSTRY
This application is made on. behalf of the cellulose acetate yarn
industry and particularly on behalf of the only manufacturers whose
sole textile yarn product is cellulose acetate yarn. The under-
signed manufacturers produce over 80%0 of the cellulose acetate yarn
manufactured in this country and are two of the five domestic
T~he following proposed code is submitted in substitution for a
proposed agreement under Section 4 (a) of Title I of the National
Industrial ]Recov9ery Act submitted to the National Recovery Admin-
istration on July 18, 1933. The maximum hours of labor and _the
minimumn wages set forth in this proposed code have been adopted
and made effective by the tw\o producers signatory hereto.
TENNESSEE EL~arxAN CORPORATIONS
B~y P. 8. Wu~Lcox, President.
CELANESE CORPORATION or AMIERICA,
By JoHN A. L;BIBxx, 'Vice President.
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE CELLULOSE
ACE''STATE Y~ARNI INDUSTRY
To effectuate the policy of Title I: of the National Indulstrial
Rc~iovetry3 Act, during the period of the emergency, by reducing and
relievingP unemploy~3ment and impIrovmng the standards -of labor, the
following iln-misions ar~e established as acode for t~he cellulose
nee~ttate yalrn industry.
I. Ais an inher~ent chiarneteristic of the mnilufacture oaf cellulose
acctate yarn is that p1rouction must be colt~inuous, no limnritation
of hours of machinery can economically apply to the cellulose acee-
tate yarn industry and permit the industr-y to survive.
II. The term cellulose ace-tate yarn industry ", as used ~haerein,
is defrined~ to mean -the mnanuacttu re ~of synthetic y~arns from cellulose
acetate~ put up and packagedl in forms suitable for the various con-
suming~ and fabricating branches of the textile industry.
III. The effective date o this code shall be the day following its
approval by thne President.
IV. The term employees as ulsedl herein shall incl-ude all persons
employed in the conduct of the cellulose acetate yarn industry. The
term "employers ", as used herein, shall include all natural persons,
par~tner~ship, associations, corporations, and trusts, including trus-
tees in bankruptcy and receivers, who employ labor in the conduct
of any branch of the cellulose acetate yarn industry.
Vi. On and after the effective date hereof employers in the celulose
acetate yarn industry shall operate on the following schedule of
hours of labor and wages:
(a) The mzaxim~um hours of labor for all employees, except those
serving in. executive, administrative, supervisory, outside sales.and/or
technical capacities, shall be forty per week, subject to the ~flexible
provision that the average hours wororked per week by any indi-
vidual employee not exempt from this provision shall not exceed
the maximlumn established when ~figured over a period of four weeks.
I~n cases of emergency the maximum hours as applied to mainten-
alnce and repair crewvs may be extended for the time of the emerge-
encyy only, in which latter event a record shall be made of the! circum-
stances and reported to the agency hereinafter provided for in
(b) Inasmuch as some manufacturers of this industry have al~-
read~y made some adjustments in hours and wages, and have recently
raised rates of pay, and inasmuch as this code now proposes mn
Claluse (a) next preceding to establish a uniform practice of 40 hours
mlaximullm employment for employees, no employee, except those
exempted in Clause (a) next preceding, shall after the effective date
receive for the said 40-hour period oflt workz less compensation than
was received or wICould havoe been. received by said employee for 48
hours of labor, as of May 1, 1933; and on and after the effective dlate
the minimrumn wage which shall be paid by employers ini thle cellurlose
acetate y~arn industry to anly employee, except those exemp~tedl in
Clause (a) next preceding, whether the wagie is based upon pr1odluc-
tive effort or efficiency or hourly rates, shall be at the rate of $13.00
per week for 40 hours of labor, except apprentices during a. Ieriod~
limited to six weeks shall, be paid at the rate of 85%o of the mmnrurnum
wage specified herein.
VI o employer in the cellulose acetate yarn industry shall
emnploy an~y minor under the age of sixteen years.
V7II. Employers shall comply with the requirements of Section
7 (a) of Title I of the National Industrial Recovery Act as followJs:
1. Employees shall have the right to organize and bargain collec-
tively through representatives of their own choosing, andl shall be
free from the interference, restraint or coercion of employers of
labor, or their agents, in the designation of such representatives or
in self-organization or in other concerted activities for the purpose
of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection.
2. No employee and no one seeking employment shall be required
as a condition, of employment to join any company umion or to re-
framn from joinmng, orgamizmg or assisting a labor organization of
his own choosing.
3. Employers shall comply with. the mnaxim~um hours of labor,
minimum rates of pay, and other conditions of employment, approved
or prescribed by the President.
VIII. The industry shall set up within itself an agency to co-
operate with the Administrator in the administration and enforce-
maent of this Code.
IXZ. No amendment, supplement nor addition to this Code shall
be effective unless assent thereto is given in writing by manufacturers
producing at least 80%/ of the total domestic production of cellulose
acetate yarn for the twelve months preceding the adoption of such
amendment. Statistics on production shall be supplied by eac~h
producer to the ~Administrator or any government agency designated:
TENNESISE~E EASTMAN CORPORATION,
By P. S. WxeT~ncoxr, President.
CELANE~E: CORPORATTON or AMVERI[CA,
By JoHN AP. Laslms, Vice President.
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