Amendment to code of fair competition for the robe and allied products industry as approved on April 26, 1934


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Amendment to code of fair competition for the robe and allied products industry as approved on April 26, 1934
Portion of title:
Robe and allied products industry
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6 p. : ; 24 cm.
United States -- National Recovery Administration
United States Government Printing Office
Place of Publication:
Washington, D.C
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Subjects / Keywords:
Robes -- United States   ( lcsh )
Clothing and dress -- United States   ( lcsh )
federal government publication   ( marcgt )
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Cover title.
General Note:
At head of title: National Recovery Administration.
General Note:
"Registry No. 204-1-02."
General Note:
"Approved Code No. 211--Amendment No. 1."

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University of Florida
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This publication ifor-sale by the Superintendent of Documents 00V
Printing Office, Wptsington, D.C., and. by district 00lces of the 3
Foreign and Domesi Commerce,
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|i Appe" ie No. 211--Amendment No. 1




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?;An application having been duly made pursuant to and in full
C Fqi.apliance with the provisions of Title I of the National Indus-
Strital Recovery Act, approved "June 16, 1933, for approval of certain
wn:iiidndments to the Code of Fair Competition for the Robe and
J."Alied Products Industry, and Hearings having been duly held
:!i;: a :i and the enclosed report on said amendments containing find-
i dI.::iWrh respect thereto having been made and directed to the
: NOWW, HEREFORE, I, Hugh S. Johnson, Administrator for
: d dsrial Recovery, on behalf of the President of the United States,
:Iu:.,;arsant to authority vested in me by executive orders of the Presi-
d: .lent including Executive Order No. 6543-A, dated December 30,
0i: :i.*4 'ad otherwise; do hereby refer to said annexed report and do
the said amendments and the Code as constituted after being
Am::' ended, comply in all respects with the pertinent provisions and
Swill. tend to promote the policies and purposes of said Title and said
I. 4 and do hereby order that said amendments be and they are
lireby approved, and that the previous approval of said Code be
i idad it is hereby modified to include an approval of said Code in its
entirtfety as amended.
Administrator for Industrial Recovery.
i Aii:pp)roval recommended:
SDivision Administrator.

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those already proposed were also presented for consideration. I
proposed amendments in their final form are summarized herewi
The first amendment limits the working week of clerical agid..Jii
workers and shipping and stock room employees to five and don-iM
(5) days per week, and permits employment of such e o *a
ten (10) hours per day dVring a limited period. ..i ,:
The second amendment modifies th-Code in accordance wipiip
Executive Order relating to handicapped employees. '
The third amendment increases the maximum number 6 peL
on the Code Authority from.,twelve (12) to fifteen (15) by' pro
for two (2) members to be elected by the Bath Robes Produ rs'
ciation of the United States, Inc., and one additional memboe
elected by the Robe Industry Association of America, -Inc. ''
The fourth amendment grants to the Code Authority the poi'.wt
incorporate itself.
The fifth amendment grants to the Code Authority the p. iw i
assess and collect from members of the Industry an equitable -6 j
proportionate payment of the reasonable expenses of maintii
the Code Authority and its activities.
The sixth amendment grants to the Code Authority the pow :fl:
make recommendations for the modification or amendment of tBi
Code and provides that such recommendation, upon the approval:.
the Administrator, shall become effective as part of such Code,
The seventh amendment clarifies and amplifies the present f
vision relating to the return of merchandise by prohibiting excharil
and allowances.
The eighth amendment relates to prison labor and is in conform d
with the prison labor pact. :
The Deputy Administrator in his final report to me OMi l
amendments to said Code having found as herein set forth
the basis of all the proceedings in this matter:
I find that:
(a) The amendments to said Code and the Code as amen
well designed to promote the policies and purposes of Title. I

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oerativTe action among trade groups, by inducing and main-
g united action of labor an., management under adequate
i* m fentar sanction and supervision, by eliminating unfair com-
tie practices, by promoting. the fullest possible utilization of the
productive capacity of industries, by avoiding undue restric-
I pr~ductioa (except as may be temporarily required), by
eating the consumption of industrial and agricultural products
inh increasing purchasing power, by reducing and relieving
yrnen, by improving standards of labor, and by otherwise
ing industry. ,
)'th Code as amended complies in all respects with the perti-
r povisi ons of said Title of said Act, including without limitation
a oi (a)' of Section 3, Subsection (a) of Section 7, and Sub-
gpi I & (b)Qf .Section 10 thereof.
i t. Wehe Code empowers the Code Authority to present the
J es"id amendments on behalf of the Industry as a whole.
4', ) 'The amendment and the Code as amended are not designed
I, an:, d will not permit monopolies or monopolistic practices.
!i: (e) The amendments and the Code as amended are not designed
il to and will not eliminate or oppress small enterprises and will not
Io' operate to discriminate against them.
'.(f) Those engaged in other steps of the economic process have
nt ioet been deprived of the right to be heard prior to approval of said
F'il or these reasons, these amendments have been approved.
S Respectfully,
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(5/2) daysin any seven (7) day period except tha&tsch-;
may be permitted to work not in excess of forty-eigrt T
in any one week and not in excess of ten '(10) hoursin
four (24) hour period and not in excess of five and obn
days in any seven (71 day period during a maximum a
(16) weeks in any calendar year, provided- that: int
year the total number of hours worked by any such e
not exceed an average of forty (40) hours er w .
purposes of this Section their fraction 'one-half )' day sh
four (4) hours."
Amend Article IV, Section 5 to read as follows:
"A person whose earning capacity is limited becal w'e
physical or mental handicap, or other infirmity, may be em
on light work at a wage below the minimum established b
Code, if the employer obtains from the State Authority, dsi
by the United States Department of Labor, a certificate autji
such person's employment at such wages and for such hours
be stated in the certificate. Such authority shall be .gudid..
instructions of the United States Department of Laborir I'..
certificates to such persons; Each employer shall file mountil r
the Code Authority a list of all such persons employ $I 1 1i
showing the wages paid to, and the maximum hours: "of 'w lij
such employee." .
Amend Article VI, Section 2 to read as follows:
"Said Code Authority shall consist of not more than fifteeiVI
members, to be selected in the manner hereinafter set forth: i
"(a) Eight (8) members shall be elected by Robe Ind1
sociation of America, Inc., subject to the approval,"
(b) Two (2) members shall be elected by Bath tobes~; Pro4
Association of the United States, Inc., subject to thM approvsi
the Administrator.
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Sor ns u aunuorzeu representative snani supervise sala election.
.(d) In addition to the foregoing the Administrator may appoint
nirore than three (3) additional members, who shall be without
Stb- represent the Administrator and/or such other interest or
sas may be determined upon. Should the Administrator ap-
mist a member, or members, to represent the Administrator, such
a ber,r members, shall serve without expense to the Industry."
4i;mlend Article VI, Section. (a) to read as follows:
i :T incorporate itself and adopt bylaws, and rules and regula-
tions f~l r .its procedure and for the administration and enforcement
Aifc this Code, and to submit the same to the Administrator for his
.pprc~~ a'l, 'together with true copies of any amendments or additions
:w n ~ade thereto, minutes of meetings when held, and such other
~i fiOct tion as to its activities as the Administrator may require."
i .Amend Article VI, Section 7 (i) to read as follows:
ST::"T assess and collect from members of the Industry an equitable
I: payment of the reasonable expenses of maintain-
Uii:.g the Code Authority and its activities, subject to the approval
r of the Administrator."
.. Amend Article VI, Section 7 (k) to read as follows:
: -" To initiate, consider, and make recommendations for the modi-
!vfication or amendment of this Code, which recommendations upon
Pthe approval of the Administrator shall be binding on all members
L: of the Industry as a part of this Code."
I :':Amend Article VIII, Section 6 to read as follows:
'i: "cMeichandise covered by the provisions of this Code sold and
S- :ddlivered by members of the Industry where there has been full
io mpliance with an order or contract shall not be accepted by such
*!ib:l rsi for return or exchange nor shall any allowance be granted
:...n countt of such merchandise. No member of the Industry shall
. sell any merchandise on approval or with the privilege to return."
i: iAmbnd Article VIII by adding a new Section 15, as follows:
":*. No merchandise shall be manufactured for any member of the
:i ~ ustry in any prison, prison camp, penitentiary, reformatory, or
other correctional institution, or in any place by means of prison
labor, except in any such institution hereinbefore described which
has subscribed to or may hereafter subscribe to this Code or any
Compact between the several states-of the United States, or has en-
Stered into or may hereafter enter into a binding agreement of any
i other nature which satisfies the Administrator that merchandise
.produced in such institution or by the inmates thereof, will not be
scld except upon a fair competitive basis with similar merchandise
o*t r so produced.
"N::!: thing in this section shall be construed to supersede or inter-
ilere with the operation of the Act of Congress approved January 19,
S1929 being Public, No. 669 of the 70th Congress and entitled 'An Act
divest goods, wares, and merchandise manufactured, produced or

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