;GOXDE OF FAIR COMPETITION
~FIRiE: UNDERWRITERS AND
REf~:IQ INSURANCE INDUSTRY
;; A;S SBUBMITTED ON AUGUST 31, 1933
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The Code for the
tal Bard of Fire Underwriters and Fire Insurance Industry
qastiqfrjin-merely reflects the proposal ;of the above-mentioned
ran ;none of the provisions contained therein are
re~aircde as having received the approved of
th]'1' ire National Recovery Adnsinistration
as applying to this industry
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e ~N'ational~ Board of Fire U~nderwriters and its affliated or-
~atons being in sympathy; with the spirit and purpose, of the
rcJ te program leading toward the economic and business
:o~f the. Tinited States, the necessity for which is stated in
be~i~tion 1 of the Act.
ARHO~LE I--APPLICATION OF CODE
atrmional Board of$ Fire U~nderwriters affirms that it imposes
itiabl restrictions on its members and participation in its
esanda it is truly .representative as a national association of
~t~rance companies operating on the stock plan.
nemt~bership, consisting of fire-insurance companies, in whole
aXjLrt, maintains, supports, or subscribes to, insurance rating,
oE1n, and audit bureaus, associations, engineering services, test-
hi ispection stations and laboratories, arson investigators, loss-
1jl bureaus, and patrol or salvage corps cooperat~ing with
f, ire departments, all of which come within the purview of
Sii'jperation of the business of fire insurance and its allied
Lies are rigidly controlled by the laws of the several States
;ia're not rescinded or set aside .by the National Industrial Re-
AcBt. Nothing herein shall obligate the companies, members
NatJ~ional Board of F~ire Underwriters, to any action, agree-
~ii understanding prohibited by the laws of any of the States.
ARTICLE II--LABOH Paovi[sions
iv N~I. (1) Employees shall have the right to organize and
do~i~ llect~ively through representatives of their own choosing, ,
11be fr~ee from the interference, restraint, or coercion of
5jrIikf abot, or 'their agents, in the designation of such repre-
.. ir in sef-organizestion, or in other concerted activities
g os~e of collectivee bargaining or other .mutual aid or
lpa~angoyee gndd no one speaking employment shall be required
of eploy" pt to jlom any company union or to reframn
br kflhgor assistmig a labor organization of his
rs':;e:shajlltt copl i~th the maximum hours of labor,
tes .of payV an h~iler conditions of employment. approved
the respective states in their supervision of tl~e insurance
to extra work in ofices on account of an unusual number of 10 &i
or to special work where restrictions in hours of highly to i
workers would unavoidably hamper operations. ti
EmplZoyees engaged in the business of insurance shall b 'pai a~e
1.()Less than $5a week i~n any city of over 500,000 fioptiaf
or in the immediate trade area of such city; .~
(b) Less than $14.50 a week in any city between 250,000 atid
500,000 population or in the immediate trade area, of such cityci~. C i
(c) Less than $14 a week in any city between 2,500 and SS)
population or in the immediate trade area of such city; T:
(d) In towns of less than 2,500 population all. wa8ges~
increased by not less than 20 percent, provided, that ti
require wages in excess of $12 a week.
2. (a) Messengers may be paid not less than 75 percen( 4~;
muumum wages above specified.
(b) Junior file clerks for a period of six months after
rmay be paid. not less than '75 percent of the; minimum w gpg
Employees referred to in Sections 2 (a) and f2 (b) shall no
10 percent of the total number of employees. ; r~~
IT~breceto the 1930 O'ederal Census.
eI- povisions of this Code may, upon petition of the National
& o Fire Underwriters, be modified, with the approval of the
,as changes in circumstances or experience may indicate.
Co3de shall become effective when approved.
.NarlONAL BOrARD OF FIRE UNDERWRITERS,
By WT. E. MnrrA.rarerw, General~ Manzager.
i'be all~t..owing resolution was adopted by the Executive Commit-
ofthe National Board of Fire Underwriters at its meeting
Wir was moved that the Executive Committee approve the Code
ehmtt;ed, with such additional exceptions as the General Man-
fe. Itaff~fds: it possible to secure and such other modifications as may
sepossary, and: that he be authorized to sign such a proposed Code
biehalf.8f of the National Board of Fire Underwriters."
W". E. MATT.AT.TE
Becy. of Conmmittee.
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