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Approved Code No. 6-Amendment No. 3
AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
LACE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
As Approved on December 24, 1934
APPROVING AMENDMENT OF CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE LACE
MA NUFACTU RING INDUSTRY
An application having been duly made pursuant to and in full
compliance with the provisions of Title I of the National Indlustrial
Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933, for approval of amendments
to a Code of Fair Competition for the Lace Manufacturing Industry,
and hearings having been duly held thereon and the annexed report
on said amendments containing findings with respect. thereto, having
been made and directed to the President:
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the President of the United
States, the National Industrial Recovery Board, pursuant to au-
thority vested in it by Executive orders of the President, including
Executive Order 6859, dated September 27, 1934, and otherwise,
does hereby incorporate, by reference, said annexed report and does
find that said amendments and the Code as constituted after being
amended complies in all respects with the pertinent provisions and
will promote the policy and purposes of said Title of said Act, and
does hereby order that said amendments be and it is hereby approved,
and that the previous approval of said Code is hereby amended
to include an apl)roval of said Code in its entirety as amended.
NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RECOVERY BOARD,
By W. A. HARRIMAN, Administratire Officer.
PRENTISS L. COONLEY,
Acting Division .dmin i.bfrator.
WASHINGTON, D. C.,
December 24, 1934.
REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT
The White House.
SIR: This is a report on the Hearing on the Amendments to the
Code of Fair Competition for the Lace Manufacturing Industry,
held in Room 3'208 of the Department of Commerce Building, on
March 19, 1934. The Amendments which are attached were pre-
sented by the Code Authority.
In accordance with the customary procedure every person who had
filed a request for an appearance was freely heard in public, and all
statutory and regulatory requirements were complied with.
The following Amendments are submitted for approval:
The provisions of the Code relating to maximum hours which any
employee may work have been changed to permit executives, outside
sales force, supervisory staff, draftsmen and designers to work unlim-
ited hours provided they are paid thirty-five dollars ($35) or more
per Week; electricians, shipping crews, cleaners, dyers, chauffeurs,
and repair shop crews are permitted to work not more than forty-
eight (48) hours per week providing time and one-half shall be paid
for all hours worked in excess of forty (40) hours per week; firemen
and engineers are permitted to work not more than forty-eight (48)
hours per week, provided time and one-half shall be paid for all
hours worked in excess of forty-two (42) hours per week; watchmen
are permitted to work not more than fifty-six (56) hours per week,
with one day's rest (24 Hours) during each fourteen (14) day pe-
riod; office employees are permitted to work forty (40) hours per
week averaged over a period of six weeks, but not. more than forty-
eight (48) hours in any one week; the last paragraph of Article III
is amended to prohibit the employment of persons under eighteen
years of age at. hazardous occupations; a new Article XV is added
which permits the registration of fabrics ", subject to the approval
of National Industrial Recovery Board to the definition of fabrics ".
The Deputy Administrator in his final report to the National In-
dustrial Recovery Board on said Amendments to said Code having
found as herein set forth and on the basis of all proceedings in this
The National Industrial Recovery Board finds that:
(a) The amendments to said Code and the Code as amended are
well designed to promote the policies and purposes of Title I of the
National Industrial Recovery Act including the removal of obstruc-
tions to the free flow of interstate and foreign commerce which tend
to diminish the amount thereof, and will provide for the general
welfare by promoting the organization of industry for the purpose
of cooperative action among trade groups, by inducing and maintain-
ing united action of labor and management under adequate govern-
mental sanction and supervision, by eliminating unfair competitive
practices, by promoting the fullest possible utilization of the present
productive capacity of industries, by avoiding undue restriction of
production (except. as may be temporarily required) by increasing the
consumption of industrial and agricultural products through increas-
ing purchasing power, by reducing and relieving unemployment, by
improving standards of labor, and by otherwise rehabilitating
(b) The Code as amended complies in all respects with the perti-
nent provisions of said Title of said Act, including without limita-
tion Subsection (a) of Section 3, Subsection (a) of Section 7 and
Subsection (b) of Section 10 thereof.
(c) The Code empowers the Code Authority to present the afore-
said Amendments on behalf of the Industry as a whole.
(d) The Amendments and the Code as amended are not designed
to and will not permit monopolies or monopolistic practices.
(e) The Amendments and the Code as amended are not designed
to and will not eliminate or oppress small enterprises and will not
operate to discriminate against them.
(f) Those engaged in other steps of the economic process have not
been deprived of the right to be heard prior to approval of said
For the above reasons these Amendments have been approved.
For the National Industrial Recovery Board:
W. A. HARRIMAN,
DECEMBER 24, 1934.
AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR
THE LACE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
Article III is to be amended to read as follows:
On and after the effective date employers in the Lace Manufactur-
ing Industry shall not operate on a schedule of hours of labor for
their employees in excess of forty hours per week and they shall not
operate productive machinery in the lace manufacturing industry
for more than two shifts of forty hours each per week, no matter
by whom operated.
No employee shall be permitted to work in excess of forty (40)
hours in any one week, except as herein other wise provided.
(a) Watchmen shall be permitted to work not more than fifty-six
(56) hours in any one week, provided that a rest of one day (twenty-
four hours) be allowed during each fourteen (14) day period.
(b) Draftsmen, designers, electricians, members of repair shop
crews, cleaners, dyers, janitors, chauffers, and members of shipping
crews shall be permitted to work not more than forty-eight (48)
hours per week, provided that all such employees be paid at the rate
of time and one-half for all hours per week over forty (40). Fire-
men and engineers shall be permitted to work not, more than forty-
eight (48) hours per week, provided that all such employees shall be
paid at the rate of time and one-half for all hours per week over
forty-two (42) hours.
(c) Executives and members of the supervisory staff who earn
regularly less than $35.00 per week shall be permitted to work not
more than forty-eight (48) hours per week.
(d) No employee shall be permitted to work more than forty (40)
hours per week whose duties are not wholly within one or more of
the classifications of employment for which more than forty (40)
hours per week are permitted.
(e) The maximum hours of labor for office employees in the in-
dustry shall be an average of forty (40) hours a week over each
period of six (6) weeks, but in no event shall exceed forty-eight (48)
hours per week.
(f) The provisions of this article shall not apply to persons em-
ployed in an executive or supervisory capacity, draftsmen and de-
signers, who earn regularly $35.00 per week or more, nor to outside
salesmen, nor to employees engaged in emergency maintenance or
emergency repair work involving protection of life or property,
provided, however, that all employees engaged in emergency main-
tenance or emergency repair work shall receive at least one and one-
half times their normal rate of pay for all hours worked in excess
of forty (40) hours in any one week or in excess of eight (8) hours
in any twenty-four (24) hour period.
(g) No person under sixteen (16) years of age shall be employed
in the industry nor anyone under eighteen (18) years of age shall
be employed at occupations hazardous in nature or detrimental to
health. The Code Authority shall furnish a list of such occupations
within sixty (60) days after the effective date of this amendment.
In any State an employer shall be deemed to have complied with this
provision if he shall have on file a certificate or permit duly issued
by the authority in such State empowered to issue employment or age
certificates or permits, showing that the employee is of the required
A new Article XV should be added to read as follows:
SECTION 1. No member of the industry shall imitate or copy, or
cause to be imitated or copied, or offer for sale or sell any imitation
or copy of any fabric originally developed and produced by any other
member of the industry, without the consent of such originating mem-
ber, or the lawful successor to the rights of such originatintng member
to said fabric.
(a) If, a sample of said fabric has been registered with an impar-
tial agency to be designated by the Code Authority. In registering
such fabric, the registrant shall submit a sworn statement in which
he certifies that he has conceived said fabric or lawfully acquired
ownership or rights thereto from the originator or prior owner
thereof, and that to the best of his knowledge and belief, such fabric
is in fact original as aforesaid. Such impartial agency shall accept
any fabric submitted for registration as aforesaid, and shall issue a
certificate of registration to the registrant., and
(b) If, within three months after registration as aforesaid said
fabric, or any article composed in whole or in part of such fabric,
has been offered for sale or sold or produced in commercial quantities
in the regular course of business, and
(c) If, said fabric or such articles composed in whole or in part
of such fabric, when sold by the registrant, are identified by the mark
"Reg. NRA ", and the date of registration.
Provided, that the prohibition herein against imitation or copy of
any fabric shall expire one year from the date of registration thereof.
Nothing herein shall be construed to limit the protection afforded
to designers or manufacturers under existing law.
SECTION 2. Any complaint or dispute which may arise under Sec-
tion 1 of this Article shall, in the first instance, be referred to the
Code Authority, which shall endeavor to adjust the same. If the
Code Authority cannot effect an adjustment, the parties to such dis-
pute may submit the matter to arbitration. If any dispute arising
under Section 1 of this Article should involve a member of the Code
Authority, said member of the Code Authority shall not participate
in the adjustment of such dispute. The Code Authority shall relieve
any such member of his duies pending the settlement of such dispute,
replacing him with an appointment pro tempore of another person
engaged in the industry or his representative.
SECTION 3. This Article thall not become effective prior to the sub-
mission by the Code Authority and approval by the National Indus-
trial Recovery Board of the definition of the word fabric."
Approved Code No. 6-Amendment No. 3.
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