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EXECUTIVE ORDER


CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE HOTEL 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 Jtme 16, 1933, for my approval of a Code
of Fair Competition for the Hotel Industry, and hearings having
been held thereon and the Administrator having rendered his report
containing an analysis of the said code of fair competition, together
with his recommendations and findings with respect thereto, and the
Administrator having found that the said code of fair competition
complies in all respects with the pertinent provisions of title I of said
act, and that the requirements of clauses (1) and (2) of subsection
(a) of section 3 of said act have been met:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the
United States, pursuant to the authority vested in me by title I of the
National Industrial Recovery Act, approved June 16, 1933, and other-
wise, do adopt and approve the report, recommendations, and find-
ings of the Administrator, and do order that the said code of fair
competition, excepting, however, subsection (d) of section 1 of
article IV be, and it is hereby, approved, subject to the following
conditions:
(1) That the aforesaid subsection (d) of section 1 of article IV be,
and it is hereby, eliminated:
(2) That within 90 days from the effective date of this code, the
Administrator shall hold such further hearing upon such notice as
he, in his discretion, shall fix for the purpose of determining the
adequacy of the minimum wages established in this code, after which
his report and recommendation shall be submitted to me for my
further order, and
(3) That such further order by me shall constitute a modification
of, and shall have the effect of a further condition of, my approval of
this code.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
November 17, 1933.
Approval recommended:
HUGH S. JOHNSON,
Administrator.
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NOVEnaER 3, 1933.
The PRESIDENT,
The White House.
SIR: This is a report of the Hearing on the Code of Fair Competi-
tion for the Hotel Industry, conducted in accordance with the pro-
visions of the National Industrial Recovery Act. The hearings were
held in the Caucus Room of the new House Office Building, Septem-
ber 25, and in the large Ballroom of the Hotel Mayflower on Septem-
ber 26, 1933. The Code was presented by the American Hotel
Association, which association is a confederation of some 40 local
state hotel associations with about 4,300 members, and is said to
represent more than 50 per cent of the industry by number of rooms,
and more than 75 per cent. of the industry by volume of business.

THE INDUSTRY

It is estimated that the industry comprises about 20,000 hotels, and
that between 340,000 and 350,000 persons were employed in the
hotel industry in September, 1933, as compared to about 290,000 in
1929. The increase of approximately 50,000 employees is due, to a
considerable extent, to the completion for occupancy of a number
of large hotels since 1929.

PROVISIONS OF THE CODE

The work hours may not be entirely satisfactory from a purely
social standpoint, but they represent a substantial reduction from
the hours which prevailed in the hotel industry.
The code provides for minimum wages for all employees, and will
result in a very considerable increase in amounts paid to employees.
The code further provides for review by the Administrator not later
than June 1, 1934, to ascertain whether the provisions thereof have
effectuated or will effectuate the policy and purposes of the National
Industrial Recovery Act.
The code contains an interpretation of Section 7(a) of the Na-
tional Industrial Recovery Act. I have consented to its submission
to you only for the reason that its elimination by any other method
would necessitate delaying the approval of this code until a national
convention of the American Hotel Association might be held. I
have not approved this interpretation, and recommend that you ap-
prove the code on condition that it be eliminated.

FINDINGS

I find that: (a) The code as recommended complies in all re-
spects with the pertinent provisions of Title I of the Act, including
subsection (a) of Section 7 and subsection (b) of Section 10 thereof;
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(b) The applicant group imposes no inequitable restrictions on
admission to membership therein, and is truly representative of the
Hotel Industry; and that
(c) The provisions of the code as recommended are not designed
to promote monopolies or to eliminate or oppress small enterprises
and will not operate to discriminate against them, and will tend to
effectuate the policy of Title I of the National Industrial Recovery
Act.
It is recommended, therefore, that this code be approved.
Respectfully,
HUGH S. JOHNSON,
Administrator.







































































































































































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CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE HOTEL INDUSTRY

To effectuate the policies of Title I of the National Industrial
Recovery Act, the following provisions are established as a Code of
Fair Competition for the Hotel Industry.

ARTICLE I-APPLICATION OF CODE

SECTION 1. Application of Code.-The provisions of this Code, and
such other provisions as may subsequently be approved and annexed
hereto, and except as specifically provided hereinafter, shall apply
to each member of the Hotel Industry as hereinafter defined in
Article II.
ARTICLE II-DEFINITIONS

SECTION 1. Hotel Industry.-The term hotel industry as used
herein shall mean the business of operating a hotel as hereinafter
defined in Section 2.
SECTION 2. Hotel.-The term hotel as used herein shall include
any establishment operated for profit, which
(a) Extends lodging to the general public;
(b) Has at least ten (10) guest rooms, available for such lodg-
ings in one building;
(c) Charges not less than $0.50 per day per person in return for
transient lodging.
(d) -Is equipped to provide lodging in at least twenty-five (25)
percent of its rooms without prior understanding or agreement as to
duration of any guest's stay.
SEC. 3. Gucst.-The term guest" as used herein shall mean any
person duly registered in a hotel for lodging.
SEC. 4. Guest Room.-The term guest room as used herein shall
mean any room offered for lodging to any duly registered guest.
SEC. 5. Employee.-The term employee as used herein shall
mean any person employed by any member of the Hotel Industry.
SEC. 6. Employer.-The term employer as used herein shall
mean anyone by whom any such employee is compensated or
employed.
SEC. 7. Definition of Personnel.-
(a) Executive.-The term executive as used herein shall mean
an employee responsible for the management of a business or a
recognized subdivision thereof.
(b) Clerical Employee.-The term clerical employee" as used
herein shall mean any employee engaged in office work, such as desk
clerks, cashiers, accountants, bookkeepers, and similar occupations.
(c) Service Employee.-The term service employee" as used
herein shall mean an employee whose duties consist chiefly in render-
ing direct services to guests, and who is compensated therefore in part
by such guests.








(d) Operation Employee.-The term "operation employee" as
used herein shall mean all those employees not specificidly otherwise
defined herein.
(e) lIatchmen and Guards.-The term watchmen and guards"
as used herein shall mean employees engaged primarily in watching
and safeguarding the premises and property of the hotel.
(f) Hotel Detective.-The term hotel detective as used herein
shall mean an employee engaged exclusively in detective or protective
work.
(g) Maintenance Employee.-The term maintenance employee"
as used herein shall mean an employee essential to the upkeep or
preservation of the premises and property of a hotel.
(h) Part-time Employee.-The term "part-time employee" as
used herein shall mean an employee who works for less than the
maximum work week prescribed herein.
(i) Night Auditor.-The term night auditor" as used herein
shall mean any night employee whose duties consist primarily in
the tabulation and verification of the daily business of the hotel.
SEC. 8. Soith.-The term South as used herein shall mean Vir-
ginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Ar-
kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma. New Mexico, Texas, and the District
of Columbia.
SEC. 9. Population.-Population shall be determined by reference
to the Fifteenth Census of the United States (U.S. Department of
Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1930).

ARTICLE III-EFFECTIVE DATE

The effective date of this Code shall be the second Monday after
its approval by the President of the United States.

ARTICLE IV-GENERAL LABOR PROVISIONS

SECTION 1. Collective Bargainin.g.-(a) Employees shall have the
right to organize and bargain collectively through representatives of
their own choosing, and shall be free from 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) 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
of his own choosing.
(c) Employers shall comply with the maximum hours of labor,
minimum rates of pay, and other conditions of employment,
approved or prescribed by the President.
'(d) Hotels are and shall be open to capable workers, without
regard to their membership or nonmembership in any labor organi-
zation, and the right of a hotel to employ or discharge any employee
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on the basis of individual merit and subject to the fluctuating con-
ditions of the business shall not be limited or abridged.
SEC. 2. Child Labor.-On and after the effective date of this Code,
no person under the age of sixteen (16) years shall be employed.
Where a State law prescribes a higher minimum age, this code
shall not relieve any employer within such state from complying
with such State laws.

ARTICLE V-HOuRS OF LABOR

SECTION 1. Basic Working Hours.-On and after the effective date
of this Code no hotel employee, not specifically exempted hereinafter,
shall work more than fifty-four (54) hours per week, nor more
than ten (10) hours per day, nor more than six (6) days in any one
week.
No employer shall knowingly engage any employee for any time,
which when totaled with that already performed with another em-
ployer, or employers, in the industry, exceeds the maximum pre-
scribed herein.
SEC. 2. Schedule of hours to be posted.-On or within one week
after the effective date of this Code, every hotel establishment shall
post and maintain in a conspicuous place the maximum working hours
for its employees.
SEC. 3. Exceptions to maximum hours of labor.-
(a) Watchm en, guards and hotel detectiees.-Tlie maximum hours
of work prescribed in Section 1 of this Article shall not apply to
watchmen, guards and hotel detectives.
(b) Mainktenance Employees.--The maximum hours specified in
Section 1 of this Article shall not apply to maintenance employees,
provided, however, that such employees shall be paid at the rate
of time and one-third for all hours worked in excess of fifty-four
(54) hours in any one week.
(c) Night Auditors.-The maximum hours of work prescribed
in Section 1 of this Article shall not apply to night auditors, pro-
vided, however, that such employees shall not be permitted to work
in excess of six (6) hours in excess of the maximum hours per
week prescribed in that section, and provided further that the
number of hours worked by night auditors in any hotel establish-
ment prior to June 15. 1933, shall not be increased.
(d) Exceldives.-Subject to the conditions set forth in Section 4
of this Article, executives receiving $35.00 or more per week in cities
of over 500,000 population, or receiving $30.00 or more per week
in cities of 100,000 to 500,000 population, or receiving $27.50 or more
per week in cities of 25,000 to 100,000 population, or receiving $25.00
or more per week in cities, towns, villages, and other places under
25,000 population, may be permitted to work in excess of the maxi-
mum hours of work prescribed in Section 1 of this Article. In the
South, executives paid not less than fifteen (15) percent less than
the wages specified may be permitted to work in excess of such
maximum periods. In Kansas and Missouri, executives paid not
less than ten (10) percent less than the wages hereinbefore specified
may be permitted to work in excess of the maximum periods of labor
prescribed in Section I of this Article. For the purposes of this





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subsection (d) of this Article, each city or place shall include the
immediate trade area of such city or place.
(e) Peak Periods.-At peak times, for a period not to exceed
three (3) weeks in the first six (6) months of the calendar year,
and not to exceed three (3) weeks in the second six (6) months, an
employee whose basic work week is fifty-four (54) hours may be
permitted to work not more than sixty (60) hours per week and
eleven (11) hours per day; provided, however, that in the event any
hotel establishment is open for business for any period of not more
than six (6) months in any calendar year, any such employee may
be permitted to work not more than sixty (60) hours per week and
eleven (11) hours per day for a period not in excess of six (6) weeks.
All such work may be without the payment of overtime.
SEC. 4. Limitation upon number of persons working unrestricted
hours.-Notwit.hstanding the provisions of the foregoing sections of
this Article, and regardless of the number of persons otherwise per-
mitted to work unrestricted hours, the total number of workers in
any establishment (whether such workers are executives, proprietors,
partners, persons not. receiving monetary wages, or others) who shall
be permitted to work unrestricted hours shall not exceed the follow-
ing ratio: In establishments comprised of twenty (20) workers or
less the total number of workers who may be permitted to work
unrestricted hours (not including those workers specified in Section
3 (a) of this Article) shall not exceed one worker for every five (5)
workers or fraction thereof; in establishments comprised of more
than twenty (20) workers, the total number of workers who may
work unrestricted hours (not including those workers specified in
Section 3 (a) of this Article) shall not exceed one worker for every
five (5) workers for the first twenty (20) workers, and shall not
exceed one worker for every eight (8) workers above twenty (20).
SEC. 5. Spread of working hours and number of shifts per day.-
Not more than twelve (12) consecutive hours shall elapse between
the beginning and termination of the hours worked by any employee
in any one day, and not more than one interval off duty shall be
permitted during the course of any one day's employment.
Section 6. Extra working hour on one day a week.-On one day
each week employees may be permitted to work one extra hour, but
such hour is to be included within the maximum hours permitted
each week.
Section 7. Conflict with state laws.-When any state law prescribes
for any class of employees shorter hours of labor than those pre-
scribed in this Article, this Article shall not relieve any employer
within such State from complying with such State laws.

ARTICLE VI-WAGES

Section 1. Basio schedule of uwages.-On and after the effective
date of this Code the minimum weekly rates of wages which shall
be paid for a work week as specified in Article V, whether such
wages are calculated upon an hourly, weekly, monthly, commission,
or any other basis, shall, except as hereinafter otherwise provided,
be as follows:








(a Clerical and, Operating Employees.-
Within cities of over 500,000 population, no employees shall
be paid less than at the rate of $15.00 per week for a fifty-four (54)
hour work week.
(II) Within cities of from 100,000 to 500,000 population, no em-
ployee shall be paid less than at the rate of $14.00 per week for a
fifty-four (54) hour work week.
(III) Within cities of from 25,000 to 100,000 population, no em-
ployee shall be paid less than at the rate of $13.00 per week for a
fifty-four (54) hour work week.
(IV) Within cities, towns, villages of from 2,500 to 25,000 popu-
lation, the wages of all classes of clerical and operating employees
shall be increased from the rates existing June 15, 1933, by not less
than twenty (20) percent, provided that this shall not require an
increase in wages to more than the rate of $11.00 per week and pro-
vided further that no employee shall be paid less than at the rate
of $10.00 per week.
(V) Within towns, villages, and other places with less than 2,500
population, the wages of all classes of clerical and operating em-
ployees shall be increased from the rates existing on June 15. 1933,
by not less than twenty (20) percent provided that this shall not
require an increase in wages to more than the rate of $10.00 per week.
For the purposes of this subsection (a) of this Section 1 of Article
VI, each city or place shall include the immediate trade area of
such city or place.
(b) S'ervice Employees.-The wages paid to service employees by
employers shall be increased from the rates existing on June 15. 1933,
by not less than twenty (20) percent of such rates, provided, how-
ever, that the increase in the wages for any such employee shall be
not less than one dollar ($1.00) per week and provided further that
this section shall not require an increase in wages paid by employers
to such employees to more than the minimum rates specified for each
classification according to population as set forth in subsection (a)
of Section 1 of Article VI, and provided further that employers shall
guarantee to employees not less than the minimum rates so specified
for each classification according to population as set forth in said
subsection (a) of Section 1 of Article VI, irrespective of by whom
or on what basis service employees are compensated.
SEC. 2. Deductions for lodging and meals.-When it is mutually
agreed between any employer and an employee that lodging and 'or
meals shall constitute a part of such employee's compensation, no
deductions for lodging shall be in excess of two dollars and fifty
cents ($2.50) per week and no deductions for meals shall be in excess
of-twenty-five cents (25.) per meal.
SEC. 3. Southern Wage Differential.-The minimum rates of pay
prescribed in this Article may be reduced by not more than fifteen
(15) percent in the South, and by not more than ten (10) percent in
the states of Kansas and Missouri.
SEC. 4. Part-timSe employees.-Part-time employees shall be paid
not less than at an hourly rate proportionate to the rates prescribed
in the foregoing sections of this Article.
SEC. 5. Weekly wages abo.-re thfe mini/n rn ul not to be reduced.-- he
weekly wages of all classes of employees receiving more than the







minimum wages prescribed in this article shall not be reduced from
the rates existing upon June 15, 1933, because of any reduction in
the number of working hours of such employees.
SEC. 6. Conflict with State laws.-When any State law prescribes
for any class of employees of either sex a higher minimum wage than
that prescribed in this Article, this Article shall not relieve any
employer within that State from complying with such State law.
SEC. 7. Schedule of wages to be posted.-On or within one week
after the effective date of this Code, every hotel establishment shall
post and maintain in a conspicuous place the minimum wages for its
employees.
ARTICLE VII-TRADE PRACTICE

All members of the hotel industry shall comply with the following
trade practices:
SECTION 1. Trade Practices.-(a) No member of the hotel indus-
try shall use advertising, whether printed, radio, or display, or of
any other nature, which is inaccurate in any material particular or
misrepresents the service, accommodations, credit terms, or policies
of the establishment, and no member shall use advertising methods
which tend to deceive or mislead guests or prospective guests.
(b) No member of the hotel industry shall secretly give anything
of value to the employee or agent of a guest or prospective guest for
the purpose of securing business, nor shall he render a bill or state-
ment of account to the employee, agent, or guest which is intention-
ally inaccurate in any material particular.
(c) No member of the hotel industry shall use advertising which
refers inaccurately in any material particular to any competitor or
his prices, values, credit terms, policies, or service.
(d) No member of the hotel industry shall advertise or charge a
"day rate" for any room to be occupied earlier than seven (7) A.M.,
and later than eight (8) P.M.
(e) No member of the hotel industry shall induce or attempt to
induce the breach of an existing oral or written contract between a
competitor and his guest or employee or interfere with or obstruct
the performances of any such contractual agreement or service.
(f) No member of the hotel industry shall secure or attempt to
secure confidential information concerning the business of a com-
petitor by any false or misleading statement or misrepresentation of
one in authority.
(g) No member of the hotel industry shall entice employees of
any competitor for the purposes of harassing such competitor or
interfering with his business.
(h) No member of the hotel industry shall secretly employ or
secretly compensate for the solicitation of business, public taxi
drivers, public porters, or public runners, or other similar public
agents.
ARTICLE VIII-ADMINISTRATION
SECTION 1. Hotel Industry Committee.-(a) To effectuate further
the policies of the Act, a hotel industry committee, hereinafter
referred to as the Code Authority, is hereby designated to cooperate
with the Administrator in the administration of this Code and as a








planning and fair practice agency for the hotel industry. This Code
Authority shall consist of five (5) representatives of the hotel
industry, three of whom shall be selected by members of the Ameri-
can Hotel Association, and two of whom shall be selected by non-
members of the American Hotel Association, such election to be by a
fair method approved by the Administrator, and not more than
three (3) members, without vote, who may be appointed by the
President of the United States or the Administrative authority
under the National Industrial Recovery Act. Within thirty (30)
days after the approval of this Code, the American Hotel Associa-
tion shall submit for the approval of the Adniinistrator, a plan for
the selection of the members of the Code Authority. After the
approval of such plan, the American Hotel Association shall conduct
such elections as may be approved.
(b) In order that the Code Authority shall at all times be truly
representative of the hotel industry and in other respects comply
with the provisions of the Act, the Administrator may provide such
hearings as he may deem proper; and thereafter if he shall find
that the Code Authority is not truly representative or does not in
other respects comply with the provisions of the Act, may require
an appropriate modification in the method of selection of the Code
Authority.
(c) Such agency may from time to time present to the Adminiis-
trator recommendations based on conditions in their industry a.- 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 Recovery Act.
(d) Regional or local groups in the hotel industry may formulate
exceptions or additions to or modifications of the Rules of Fair
Trade Practices set forth in Article VII of this Code, applicable to
such regions or localities, provided that such additions, exceptions
or modifications a.re not inconsistent with any other provision of this
Code, or with the National Industrial Recovery Act. Upon ap-
proval by the Administrator, such rules shall, in the respective re-
gions or localities, have the same force and effect as any provision
of this Code.
(e) The Code Authority is empowered and set. up to cooperate
with the Administrator, to make investigations as to the function-
ing and observance of any provisions of this (Code, at its own in-
stance, on request of the Administrator, or complaint by any per-
sons affected, and to report the same to the Administrator.
(f) The Code Authority may require such reports as may be
necessary to administer this code, in such force as may be approved
by the Administrator. Any reports required by the Code Authority
shall be submitted to an impartial agency designated by the Code
Authority, and not a member of the industry, and shall not be re-
vealed to any member of the industry, except in summary, provided
however, that such information shall be available to the Administra-
tor upon request and provided further that such information may be
divulged if necessary to facilitate the administration of this Code.
In addition to information to be submitted to the Code Authority,
there shall be furnished to the Administrator, or such agency as he






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may designate, such statistical information as the Administrator
may deem necessary for the administration of this Code.
(g) Any member of the hotel industry shall be entitled to par-
ticipate in the selection of the members of the Code Authority, and
to participate in and share in the benefits of its activities by assenting
to and complying with requirements of this Code, and by paying his
reasonable share of the expenses of its administration. Such rea-
sonable share shall be determined by the Code Authority subject to
review by the Administrator on the basis of volume of business
and/or such other factors as may be deemed equitable to be taken
into consideration.
(h) This Code and all the provisions thereof are expressly made
subject to the right of the President in accordance with the provi-
sions of Section 10 (b) of the National Industrial Recovery Act, to
cancel or modify from time to time any order, approval, license, rule,
or regulation issued under Title I of said Act, and specifically, but
without limitation, to the right of the President to cancel or modify
his approval of any provision of this Code or any conditions imposed
by him upon his approval thereof.
(i) 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, or his delegated authority, be modified
or eliminated as changes in circumstances or experience may indi-
cate. It is contemplated that from time to time supplementary pro-
visions to this Code will be submitted for the approval of the Presi-
dent to prevent unfair competition and to effectuate the purposes and
policies of Title I of the National Industrial Recovery Act.
SEC. 2. Exceptions in cases of unusual or undue hardships.-
(a) Where the operation of the provisions of this Code impose an
unusual or undue hardship upon any member of the hotel industry or
group of such members, such member or such groups of members of
the hotel industry may make application for relief to the Adminis-
trator and the Administrator may, after such public notice and hear-
ing as he may deem necessary, grant such exception to or modification
of the provisions of this Code as may be required to effectuate the
purpose of the National Industrial Recovery Act.
(b) The operation of this Code shall be reviewed by the Adminis-
trator not later than June 1, 1934, to ascertain whether the provi-
sions thereof have effectuated or will effectuate the policy and
purposes of the National Industrial Recovery Act.

ARTICLE IX-GENERAL

SECTION 1. Membership in associations.-Membership in the
American Hotel Association, or any affiliated or state associations,
or in any other trade or industrial association participating in the
selection or activities of the Code Authority, or represented upon
the Code Authority, shall be open to all members of the hotel in-
dustry, and said associations shall impose no inequitable restrictions
upon admission to membership therein.
SEC. 2. Prohibition, against monopolies.-The provisions of this
Code shall not be interpreted or applied to promote monopolies or






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monopolistic practices or to eliminate or oppress small enterprises
or to discriminate against them.
SEC. 3. Prohibition against use of subterfuge.-No member of the
hotel industry shall use any subterfuge to frustrate the spirit and
intent of this Code, which is, among other things, to increase employ-
ment by universal covenant, to remove obstructions to commerce, to
shorten hours of work and to raise wages to a living basis.
SEC. 4. Expiration.-This Code shall continue in effect until June
16, 1935, or the earliest date prior thereto on which the President
shall by proclamation or the Congress shall by joint resolution, de-
clare that the emergency recognized by Section I of the National
Industrial Recovery Act has terminated.

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