Amendment to code of fair competition for the coat and suit industry as approved on October 19, 1934

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Amendment to code of fair competition for the coat and suit industry as approved on October 19, 1934
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"Registry No. 215-1-10."
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"Approved Code No. 5--Amendment No. 2."

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NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION




A DMNDMENT TO

CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION

FOR THE


COAT AND SUIT INDUSTRY


AS APPROVED ON OCTOBER 19, 1934


WE DO OUR PART


UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON: 1934


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Approved Code No. 5-Amendment No. 2


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Approved Code No. 5-Amendment No. 2


AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
FOR THE

COAT AND SUIT INDUSTRY

As Approved on October 19, 1934


ORDER
APPROVING AMENDMENT OF CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR TIE COAT
AND SUIT INDUSTRY
An application having been duly made pursuant to and in full
compliance with the provisions of Title I of the National Industrial
Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933, for approval of amendments
to the amended Code of Fair Competition -for the Coat and Suit
Industry, and hearings having been duly held thereon and the an-
nexed 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 author-
ity vested in it by Executive Orders, including Executive Order No.
6859 dated September 27, 1934, and otherwise, does hereby incor-
porate, by reference said annexed report and does find that said
amendments and the amended Code as constituted after being
.amended comply in all respects with the pertinent provisions of said
Act, and does hereby order that said amendments be and they are
hereby approved, and that the previous approval of said amended
Code, is hereby amended to include an approval of said amended
Code in its entirety as amended.
NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL RECOVERY BOARD,
By G. A. LYNCH, Admnhi'strat~i e Officer.
Approval recommended:
PRENTISS L. COONLEY,
Acting Division Adminzistrator.
WASHINGTON, D. C.,
October 19, 1934.
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REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT


The PRESIDENT,
The White House.
SIR: On Friday, August 3 1934, a Public Hearing was held to
consider Amendments to the Code of Fair Competition for the Coat
and Suit Industry. Such Amendments were based on the determina-
tions made by the Fact Finding Commission. Said Fact Finding
Commission was created by the Administrator to study the Wage
Provisions of the Code as well as those provisions of the Code Setting
differentials as between markets. Every person who requested a con-
ference was fairly heard in public in accordance with regulations
of the National Recovery Administration. There were present duly
authorized representatives of the Fact Finding Commission, the
Code Authority and other representative members of the Industry.
After careful study of the report of the Fact Finding Commis-
sion, and after Public Hearing and careful study of the record
thereof, it was found:
1. That the existing basic differential between markets are cor-
rect and proper except in the case of Baltimore which should be
transferred to the Eastern Area and which transfer is effected by
the amendment herein of Article II Definitions Section VII of the
Amended Code; and
2. That the principle of averages as included in this Code is sound
and that a large degree of enforcement of these provisions has been
effected. In view of the findings of the Commission on this subject,
no change in the Code with respect to averages is desirable. A con-
tinuation by the Code Authority of its efforts to enforce averages
should be productive of even better results; and
3. That a number of minor changes with respect to Apprentices,
Semi-skilled Operators, etc. are called for and are embodied in these
amendments to the Code in the new Article IV; and
4. That it seems desirable to extend to the relation between Job-
bers and Contractors in markets other than New York City the
provisions and practices governing these relations in the metropoli-
tan area. The Code Authority is empowered in Article VI, 2A of
the Code to promulgate with the approval of the Administrator,
regulations to carry into effect the purposes and intent of this
Article. The appropriate action should, therefore, come from the
Code Authority.
In their final form these Amendments received the approval of
the Industrial Advisory Board, the Labor Advisory Board, the
Consumers' Advisory Board, the Legal Division and the Research
and Planning Division of the National Recovery Administration.
The Deputy Administrator in his final report to us on said Amend-
ments to said Code having found as herein set forth and on the
basis of all the proceedings in this matter:
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We find 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 gov-
ernmental sanction and supervision, by eliminating unfair competi-
tive practices, by promoting the fullest possible utilization of the
present productive capacity of industries, by avoiding undue restric-
tion of production (except as may be temporarily required), by in-
creasing the consumption of industrial and agricultural products
through increasing purchasing power, by reducing and relieving
unemployment, by improving standards of labor, and by otherwise
rehabilitating industry.
(b) The Code as amended complies in all respects with the per-
tinent provisions of said Title of anidi 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
Amendments.
For these reasons, these Amendments have been approved.
For the National Industrial Recovery Board:
G. A. LYNCH,
Administrative Oficer.
OCTOBER 19, 1934.










AMENDMENT TO CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR
THE COAT AND SUIT INDUSTRY

Article II, Section 7 shall be deleted and the following shall be
added as Article II, Section 7:

ARTICLE II-DEFINITIoNS
SECTION 7. Two areas are hereby established; The Eastern Area
shall include the States of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massa-
chusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut., New York, Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia; the
Western Area shall include all parts of the United States not
included in the Eastern Area.
Article IV, Section 2 and Section 4 shall be deleted and the fol-
lowing shall be added as Article IV, Section 2:

ARTICLE IV-WAGES
SECTION 2. Eastern Area.-On and after the effective date, manu-
facturing employees, for the Eastern Area, enumerated below, shall
be paid not less than the following wage scale, for each full week's
work:
Per Week
Coat and Suit Cutter ------- ----------------- .$47.00
Samplemakers---------------------------------------- 40.00
Examiners-------- ---------------------------- 36. 00
Drapers------------------------------- 29.00
Begralers on Skirts--------------------------------- 32.00
Bushelmen who also do Pinning, Marking and general work on gar-
ments -------------------------------------- ----- 36. 00
The employees in the crafts enumerated below shall work on a
piece rate basis. They shall receive guaranteed minimum wages, not
less than the following:
Per Hour
Jacket, Coat, Reefer & Dress Operators, Male ---------------------- $1.00
Jacket, Coat, Reefer & Dress Operators, Female-------- --------- .90
Skirt Operators, Male----------------------------------- .90
Skirt Operators, Female------- ----- ------------- .80
Piece Tailors---------------------- .90
Reefer, Jacket and Coat Finishers----------------------- .85
Jacket, Coat & Reefer Finishers' Helpers-------------------------- .63
Jacket, Coat, Reefer and Dress Upper Pressers --------------- 1.00
Jacket, Coat, Reefer and Dress Under Pressers----------------- .90
Skirt Upper Pressers ---- ----------------------- 90
Skirt Under Pressers .------------------- 85
Skirt Basters-------------------------- .60
Skirt Finishers-0----------------------------- 0
Machine Pressers ----------------- ---------- 1.30
All manufacturers in the Eastern Area operating outside the limits
of New York City shall operate on a scale of ten (10) percent less
than provided herein for the Eastern Area.
In fixing piece work rates on garments, the same shall be com-
puted on a basis to yield to the workers of average skill of the vari-
ous crafts for each hour of continuous work, the following amounts:
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Per HotW
Jacket, Coat, Reefer & Dress Operators -------1---------- 1.50
Skirt Operatrs----------------------------------- 1.40
Piece Tailors ____ _------------- ------- ------ ----_--__----- __ 1.30
Reefer, Jacket & Coat Finishers------------------------------ 1.25
Jacket, Co;it & Reefer Finishers' Helpers ---------------------___- 1.00
Jacket, Coat & Reefer & Dress Upper Pressers-------------------_ 1.35
Jacket, Coat & Reefer & Dress Under Pressers------ -----_--- ---- 1.25
Skirt Upper Prssers------------------------------------------- 1.25
Skirt Uuder Precsers _-- -- ----------- ------------------- 1.25
Skirt Basters------_-------------------------------------------- .80
Skirt Finishers ------ ------------------------- .70
Machine Pressers --------------------------- 1.SO
Western Arca.-On and after the effective date, manufacturing
employers, for the Western Area, enumerated below, shall be paid
not less than the following minimum wage scale, for each full week's
work:
Per Week
Coat and Suit Cutters-------------------------------------- 41.00
Semi-skilled Cutters----- -------------------------- 39.00
Cloth and/or Lining Pilers----- -----------------------_---- 33.00
Canvas Cutters--------------- ------------------ -- 26. 00
Sample Makers--- 40.--------------------------.00
Examiners-------- ------------- ------------- 32. 50
Apprentice Cutters: Employees may be classified as Apprentice
Cutters for a period not to exceed twelve weeks, provided:
(a) That such employees shall have had no previous experience
in the industry; and
(b) That they shall be paid at the following rates:
For the first 4 weeks----------------------------------- $22.00. per week
For the second 4 weeks--------- --------------------_ 23.00 per week
For the third 4 weeks------------_------------_ 25. 00 per week
And thereafter at not less than the minimum rate set forth above
for the craft in which they are employed.
The employees in the crafts enumerated below shall work on a
piece-rate basis. They shall receive guaranteed minimum wages, not
less than the following:
Male per hour
Jacket, Coat, Reefer & Dress Operators----------------------------- 85
Skirt Operators------ ------------------------------------ .75
Jacket, Coat, Reefer & Dress Upper Pressers_-__------------------ 85
Jacket, Coat, Reefer & Dress Under Pressers-------------------_------ 77
Jacket, Coat, Reeter & Dress Part Pressers----------------------------.. 65
Jacket, Coat, Reefer Finishers ---------------------------- --- -. 75
Apprentices in the above classification may be employed for a
period not to exceed twelve weeks, provided:
(a) That such employees shall have had no previous experience in
the industry; and
(b) That they shall be paid at the following rates:

First 4 Second 4 Third 4
weeks per weeks per weeks per
hour hour hour

Jacket, Coat, Reefer & Dress Operators and Jacket, Coat, Reefer &
Dress Upper Pressers......... ................................... .60 .65 .75
Skirt Operators and Jacket. Coat, Reefer & Dress Under Pressers
Jacket, Coat, Reefer & Dress Finishers ...-...............------. .60 .65 .70
Jackets, Costs, Reefer & Dress Part Pressers .-------------... ---. .60 .65 .65






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and thereafter, at not less than the. wage rate set herein for their
respective crafts.
Female per hour
Jacket, Coat, Reefer & Dress Operators--------------------------____ .75
Jacket, Coat, Reefer & Dress Operators (semi-skilled) --------------- .62
Provided, however, that in any shop only one Female Semi-skilled
Operator may be employed for every Female Skilled Operator.
Skirt Operators------- ------------------------------------- 70
Lining Ironers------------------------------------------------------ .
Jacket, Coat, Reefer & Dress Finishers ---------------------------- .63
Jacket, Coat, Reefer Finishers' Helpers ----------------------------- .53
Jacket, Coat, Reefer Skirt Buttoinsewers --- ----------------- .53
Apprentices in the above classifications may be employed for a
period not to exceed twelve (12) weeks provided:
(a) That. such employees shall have had no previous experience
in the industry; and
(b) That they shall be paid at the following rates:

First 4 Second 4 Third 4
weeks per weeks per weeks per
hour hour hour

Jacket, Coat, Reefer & Dress Operators and Skirt Operators and
Lining Operators. --......... ................................... .47 .53 .60
Jacket, Coat. Reefer & Dress Operators (Semi-skilled) and Jacket,
Coat, Reefer & Dress Finishers...............-----............... .47 .53 .58
Jacket, Coat, Reefer Finishers' Help.rs and Jacket, Coat, Re.er &
Skirt Button Sewers......... .................................... .47 .50 .53


and thereafter at not less than the wane rates set herein for their
respective crafts.
In fixing piece-work rates on garments, the same shall be computed
on a basis to yield to the worker of average skill of the various
crafts for each hour of continuous work the following amounts:
Male per hour
Jacket, Coat, Reefer & Dress Operators ------------------------- 1.26
Skirt Operators----------------- _---_----------- --_-------__ 1.15
Jacket, Coat, Reefer & Dre-s Upper Pressers ------------------------ 1.20
Jacket, Coat. Reefer & Dregs Under Pressers -----------------------_ 1.15
Jacket, Coat. Reefer & Dress Part Pressers --------------------- .92
Jacket, Coat, Reefer Finishers-----_--------_------------------ 1.10
Female per hour
Jacket, Coat, Reefer & Dress Operators ------------------------------ .95
Jacket, Coat, Reefer & Dress Operators (Senii-skilled) ------_------ .88
Skirt Operators---------------------____-______-_-------_ .90
Lining Operators ------------------------------------------------- .82
Jacket, Coat, Reefer & Dre.s Finishers------------------------ .81
Jacket, Coat, Reefer & Dress Finishers' Helpers---------------------- .70
Jacket, Coat, Reefer & Skirt Buttonsewer_-------------------------_ .70
Approved Code No. 5--Amcudment No. 2.
Registry No. 215-1-10.
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