Proposed code of fair competition for the armored car industry as submitted on August 29, 1933

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Proposed code of fair competition for the armored car industry as submitted on August 29, 1933
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Armored car industry
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"Registry No. 1411-24."

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Registry No. 1411-24



NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION




PROPOSED CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION

FOR THE


ARMORED CAR INDUSTRY


AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUST 29, 1933


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The Code for the Armored Car 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





UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON: 1933


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CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THOSE ENGAGED IN
THE PROTECTED AND SAFEGUARDED TRANSPORTA-
TION OF MONEY OR VALUABLES
PROPOSED BY THE NATIONAL ARMORED CAR ASSOCIATION, INC.
ARTICLE I-PURPOSE AND PARTICIPATION

This Code is formulated for the purpose of effectuating the policy
of Title I of the National Industrial Recovery Act by establishing
fair and adequate wages, improving standards of labor, reducing ex-
cessively long hours of labor in the industry; by eliminating unfair
competition and trade practices and by establishing a standard of
fair prices for services rendered, so that any person, partnership,
corporation, or association engaged in the protected and safeguarded
transportation of money or valuables may be able to realize a reason-
able and just profit on their investment and become a more stabilized
industry, thereby establishing more regular employment of labor at
living wages.
Participation in the benefits of this Code and in any subsequent
revisions thereof or additions thereto shall be extended to any per-
son, partnership, corporation, or association who is engaged, or whose
members are engaged, in the protected and safeguarded transporta-
tion of money or valuables coming within the classifications of
Article II of this Code, providing each accepts an equitable share of
the cost of the preparation and administration of this Code.

ARTICLE II-DEFINITIONS

The term the Industry means and includes the business of pro-
tected and safeguarded transportation of money and/or valuables
for customers by means of armored cars and maintaining at all times
sufficient and adequate insurance covering the full value of such ship-
ments.
The term "Member of the Industry means and includes any per-
son, partnership, corporation, or association whose business is the
protected and safeguarded transportation of money and/or valu-
ables for customers by means of armored cars and who maintains at
all times sufficient and adequate insurance covering the full value of
any such shipment so entrusted.
The term Crew means and includes those persons employed in
the actual and physical service of transporting money and/or other
valuables and/or employed to guard or protect such money and/or
other valuables so being transported.
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ARTICLE III-LABOR PROVISIONS

(1) As required by Section 7 (a) of Title I of the National Indus-
trial Recovery Act, the following provisions are conditions of this
Code:
(a) That employees shall have the right to organize and bargain
collectively through representatives of their own choosing, and 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;
(b) "That no employee and no one seeking employment shall be
required as a condition of employment to join any company union
or to refrain from joining, organizing, or assisting a labor organiza-
tion of his own choosing; and
(c) "That employers shall comply with the maximum hours of
labor, minimum rates of pay, and other conditions of employment,
approved or prescribed by the President."
(2) On and after the effective date employers shall not employ
anyone under the age of sixteen years, except that persons between
fourteen and sixteen years, 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 (other than manufacturing or mechanical) as will not interfere
with hours of day school.
(3) On and after the effective date, employers shall not operate
on a schedule of hours:
(a) For accounting, clerical, office, or sales employees (except out-
side sales employees, watchmen, and those who are employed in a
capacity that is directly connected with the actual and physical
transportation of money or other valuables such as dispatchers,
checkers, etc.) in any office or department, of more than 40 hours in
any one week and not to reduce the present hours of work in any
office or department.
(b) For any person who is a member of a crew or others who are
employed in a capacity that is directly connected with the actual and
physical transportation of money or other valuables such as dis-
patchers, checkers, etc., of more than 48 hours in any one week.
(e) For any factory or mechanical worker or artisan of more than
40 hours per week, but with the right to work a maximum week of
44 hours for any 6 weeks within any six months' period during the
term of this agreement.
Provided, 1iowever, That these limitations shall not apply to pro-
fessional persons employed in their profession; nor to employees
employed in a managerial, executive, or supervisory capacity who
receive $35.00 or more per week; nor to special cases where restric-
tions of hours of highly skilled workers on continuous processes
would unavoidably reduce production, but, in any such special case,
at least time and one third shall be paid for work in excess of the
maximum.
Provided further, That when necessary, because of an emergency.
overtime above the limitations herein set forth shall be permitted,
provided, that the exceptions to the maximum working hours must
be averaged so that no employees, except those engaged on emer-
gency maintenance or repair work, will average more than the hours








above specified in any week within any 10 weeks' period during the
term of this agreement.
(4) On and after the effective date the minimum wage that shall
be paid by any employer to:
(a) Any accounting, clerical, office, or sales employee (except out-
side sales employees, watchmen, and those who are employed in a6
capacity that is directly connected with the actual and physical
transportation of money or other valuables such as dispatchers,
checkers, etc.) in any office or department, shall be not less than
$15.00 per week in any city of over 500,000 population, or in the
immediate trade area of such city; nor less than $14.50 per week in
any city of between 250,000 and 500,000 population, or*in the imme-
diate trade area of such city; nor less than $14.00 per week in any
city of between 2,500 and 250,000 population, or in the immediate
trade area of such city; nor less than $12.00 per week in towns of
less than 2,500 population. Population for this purpose shall be
determined by reference to the 1930 Federal Census.
(b) Any person who is a member of a crew or others who are
employed in a capacity that is directly connected with the actual
and physical transportation of money or other valuables, such as
dispatchers, checkers, etc., shall be not less than 40 cents per hour.
Minimum wage restrictions shall not apply to apprentices if under
contract with employer on August 1, 1933.
(c) Any factory or mechanical worker or artisan shall be not
less than 40 cents per hour unless the hourly rate for the same class
of work on July 15, 1929, was less than 40 cents per hour, in which
latter case not to pay less than the hourly rate on July 15, 1929,
and in no event less than 30 cents per hour. It is agreed that this
paragraph establishes a guaranteed minimum rate of pay regard-
less of whether the employee is compensated on the basis of a time
rate or on a piecework performance.
(5) Not later than ninety (90) days after the effective date the
members of the industry shall report to the Administrator through
the Executive Committee, hereinafter established, the action taken
by all employers in adjusting the hourly wage rates for all employees
receiving more than the minimum rates provided in Section 4 of
this Article.

ARTICLE IV-UNFAIR COMPETITION

(1) Members of the industry shall determine the amount of their
charges for services by ascertaining the true cost for such service
and adding thereto an amount. that would insure a reasonable profit,
such true cost and reasonable profit to be established from time to
time on the basis of each member's records in the manner and at
such times as prescribed by the Executive Committee, hereinafter
established, subject to such approval of the Administrator as may
be required. It shall be considered an unfair method of competition
for any member to accept new business on a contract basis or other-
wise or to renew existing contracts where the amount of compen-
sation is less than the amount of the true cost of the service plus a
reasonable profit, except in the case of service rendered to a recog-
nized charitable institution.








, (2) It shall be an unfair method of competition to give secret
rebates, concessions, or settlements, or to obtain business by the use
of commercial bribery. No member of the industry shall buy or
furnish insurance coverage of any character for its customers other
than that necessary to fully protect money or valuables against loss
from any cause whatsoever while in its custody, and upon demand
of the customer to insure the faithful performance of the contract.
(3) The violation by any member of any provision of this Code
or of any approved rule issued thereunder, or the use of any subter-
fuge, scheme, or device to frustrate the spirit and intent of this
Code is hereby declared to be an unfair method of competition.
(4) Solicitation of competitor's employees for information as to
clientele, lists, rates, charges, and practices are forbidden.

ARTICLE V-ADMINISTRATION

(1) The Executive Committee shall consist of three members of
the industry, elected by a fair method of selection, to be approved
by the Administrator, and is hereby designated as the agency for
the carrying out of the provisions and purposes of Title I of the
National Industrial Recovery Act; to administer this Code of Fair
Competition and for the formulation, with the approval of the
President, of such further code provisions as may be deemed neces-
sary to insure fair competition and to effectuate the provisions of
the Act.
(2) All communications with the President, or with his Agents,
concerning the approval or amendment or modification of this Code,
shall be made through the Executive Committee of the industry.
(3) With a view to keeping the President informed as to the
observance or nonobservance of this Code of Fair Competition and
as to whether appropriate steps are being taken to effectuate the pro-
visions and purposes of the National Industrial Recovery Act, each
member of the industry shall furnish certified reports to the Execu-
tive Committee, when and in such form as it shall prescribe and
permit authorized representatives of said Committee to make such
examinations of the records of each member of the industry as may,
in its judgment, be necessary for the purpose of securing informa-
tion required to effectuate the declared policies of the National
Industrial Recovery Act.
(4) Any and all information with respect to volume of business,
costs, and other details of operation as may be furnished by the mem-
bers of the industry to the properly constituted officers, committees,
or representatives of this industry shall be considered confidential
and shall not be supplied or made available to others, except to duly
appointed and constituted representatives of the President of the
United States.
ARTICLE VI--GENERAL

(1) This Code of Fair Competition and all the provisions thereof
are expressly made subject to the right of the President, in accord-
ance with Subsection (b) of Section 10 of the National Industrial
Recovery Act, from time to time to cancel or modify any order, ap-
proval, license, rule, or regulation issued under Title I of said Act,








and specifically to the right of the President to cancel or modify
his approval of this Code or any conditions imposed by him upon his
approval thereof.
(2) -Such of the provisions of this Code as are not required to be
included therein by the National Industrial Recovery Act may,
with the approval of the President, be modified or eliminated by the
Executive Committee if it appears that the public needs are not
being served thereby and as changes in circumstances or experience
may indicate. It is contemplated that from time to time supple-
mentary provisions to this Code will be submitted for the approval
of the President to prevent unfair competition in price and other
unfair and destructive competitive practices and to effectuate the
other purposes and policies of Title I of the National Industrial
Recovery Act.
(3) No provision of this Code shall be interpreted or applied in
such manner as to-
(a) Promote monopolies,
b) Permit or encourage unfair competition,
c) Eliminate or oppress small enterprises, or
(d) Discriminate against small enterprises.
(4) This Code shall be come effective ten days after the approval
of the President and shall continue in force until June 15, 1935,
unless prior thereto the President shall by proclamation or the
Congress shall by joint resolution declare that the emergency
recognized by Section 1 of the Act has ended, in either of which
events it shall terminate.






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SIGNERS OF THE ATTACHED CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION PROPOSED BY THE
NATIONAL ARMORED CAR ASSOCIATION, INC.


Buffalo Armored Car Service, Inc.,
Buffalo, N.Y.
Rolfe Armored Truck Service, Inc.,
Miami, Fla.
Chicago Armored Express Service, Inc.,
Chicago, Ill.
Brink's Express Company.
Chicago. Ill.
Armored Car Service, Inc.,
New Orleans, La.
The Lewis System, Inc.,
Sioux City, Iowa.
Loomis Armored Car 'Service,
Seattle, Wash.
Armored Motor Service Co., Inc.,
Memphis, Tenn.
Kane Secret Service, Inc.,
Youngstown, Ohio.
Security Armored Service Co.,
Kansas City, Mo.
Frazer & Kelly.
Albany, N.Y.


Covert Armored Car Service, Inc.,
Lynn, Mass.
Guarantee Service Company,
St. Louis, Mo.
Sweeney Detective Bureau,
St. Paul, Minn.
Doyle Detective Bureau,
Rochester, N.Y.
Safety Payroll Service,
St. Louis, Mo.
Armored Service. Inc.,
Cincinnati, Ohio.
Oalnmet Protective Bureau,
Gary, Ind.
Guarantee Armored Oar Service,
Detroit, Mich.
Armored Car Company,
Louisville, Ky.
Skelly Detective Service, Inc.
Fall River, Mass.


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