Registry No. 1408-9-02
NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
PROPOSED CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUST 31, 1933
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The Code for the Shipibrea ing 'lidusTry
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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UNION SHIPBUILDING COMPANY AND BOSTON IRON & METAL
CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION AND TRADE PRACTICE
FOR THE SHIPBREAKING INDUSTRY IN THE UNITED
To effectuate the policy of Title 1 of the National Industrial Re-
covery Act, the following provisions are established as a Code of
Fair Competition for the Shipbreaking Industry.
1-DEFINITION OF TERMS
The term "shipbreaker when used in this Code, includes a person,
partnership, or corporation engaged in the business of scrapping ships.
The shipbreakers will comply with the following provisions of the
National Industrial Recovery Act:
(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 organization
o.f 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.
3-REGULATIONS OF HOURS OF WORK
(a) No employee engaged in office administrative work may work
in excess of forty (40) hours per week during any one week. These
hours do not apply to employees in a managerial or executive
(b) No employee engaged in yard production may work in excess
of forty (40) hours per week during any one week. These hours do
not apply to employees on emergency maintenance and repair work
and to very special cases where restricted hours of highly skilled
labor on continuous process would unavoidably reduce production,
but. in any such special cases at least time and one third (11/3) shall
be paid for hours worked in excess of the maximum.
4-MINIMUM WAGE RATES
(a) The minimum pay for office workers shall be $15.00 per week.
(b) The minimum pay for unskilled labor shall be thirty (30)
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cents per hour, and the minimum pay for semiskilled labor shall be
forty (40) cents per hour.
(c) The compensation for employment now in excess of the mini-
mum wages hereby agreed to (notwithstanding that the hours
worked in such employment may be hereby reduced) shall not be
reduced, except in the case of watchmen.
5-PROHIBITION OF CHILD LABOR
On and after the effective date of this Code, employers shall not
employ any minor under the age of sixteen (16) years.
6-UNFAIR METHODS OF COMPETITION
To accomplish the purpose contemplated by this Act, the mem-
bers signatory to this Code agree that the following practices are
hereby declared to be unfair methods of competition.
(a) To sell any products) or services) below the reasonable
cost of such products) or servicess.
(b) To give or accept rebates, refunds, allowance, unearned dis-
counts for special services, directly or indirectly, in connection with
any work performed.
(a) To effectuate further the policies of the Act, a Shipbreaking
Industry Committee is hereby designated to cooperate with the Ad-
ministrator as a Planning and Fair Practice agency for the ship-
breaking industry. This Commitee shall consist of two representa-
tives of the shipbreakers elected by a fair method of selection, to
be approved by the Administrator, and one member without vote
appointed by the President of the United States. Such agency may
from time to time present to the Administrator recommendations
based on conditions in their industry as they may develop from time
to time which will tend to effectuate the operation of the provisions
of this Code and the policy of the National Industrial Recovery
(b) Such agency is also set up to cooperate with the Adminis-
trator in making investigations as to the functioning and observances
of any provisions of this Code, at its own instance or on complaint
by any person effected, and to report the same to the Administrator.
(c) This Code and all the provisions thereof are expressly made
subject to the right of the President, in accordance with the pro-
vision of Clause 10 (b) of the National Industrial Recovery Act,
from time to time to cancel or modify any order, approval, 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
(d) 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 as changes
in the circumstances or experience may indicate. It is contemplated
that from time to time supplementary provisions to this Code or
additional codes will be submitted for the approval of the President
to prevent unfair competition in price and other unfair and de-
structive competitive practices and to effectuate the other purposes
and policies of Title I of the National Industrial Recovery Act
consistent with the provisions thereof.
(e) This Code shall become effective not later than ten (10) days
after its approval by the President, and continue in force for a
period of six (6) months from that date.
E. J. PATTERSON,
President, Union Shipbuilding Company.
President, Boston Iron c Metal Company.
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