Proposed code of fair competition for the burial insurance industry as submitted on August 30, 1933

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Proposed code of fair competition for the burial insurance industry as submitted on August 30, 1933
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Burial insurance industry
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4 p. : ; 23 cm.
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United States -- National Recovery Administration
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"Registry No. 1730-01."

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Registry No, 1730-01


NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION



PROPOSED CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION

FOR THE


BURIAL INSURANCE


INDUSTRY

AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUST 30, 1933


The Code for the Burial Insurance 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

or sale by the Sperintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C. Price 5 cents
















CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE BURIAL
INSURANCE INDUSTRY
UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL
RECOVERY ACT


PREPARED AND SUBMITTED BY ALABAMA BURIAL INSURANCE
ASSOCIATION, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

ARTICLE I-PURPOSES

SECTION 1. The declared object and purpose of this Code is:
(a) To increase the number of gainful workers employed, thereby
reducing and relieving unemployment;
(b) To eliminate unfair competition and destructive trade prac-
tices, and create fair competitive relationships;
(c) To improve the standards of labor;
(d) To rehabilitate and stabilize the Industry;
(e) To support and effectuate in every possible way the pre-
scribed plan, program. and procedure of the Administration.

ARTICLE II-DURATION

SECTION 1. During the Emergency Period covered by the National
Industrial Recovery Act this Code is intended to govern the Burial
Insurance Industry and its relationship with allied and kindred
Industries.
ARTICLE III-DEFINITIONS

SECTION 1. "Burial Insurance Industry means and includes all
" Burial Insurance Companies", whether qualified and licensed as
" Burial Companies ", Burial Insurance Companies ", or "Mutual
Aids."
SEC. 2. "Burial Insuran:ce Comipany means any )person, firm, or
corporation engaged in the business of providing Funeral or Burial
Merchandise and Service through the sale of Certificates entitling
the holders thereof, in consideration of small weekly or lmonthlv
payments, to receive at the time of death, certain specified standard
Funeral or Burial Merchandise and Service.
SEC. 3. "Certificate means the Contract, Certificate. Policy. or
other Document issued by a Burial Insuranlce Company, designiating
the Merchandise, Service, and other Commodities to which the
holder is entitled, and the conditions governing the performance or
fulfillment thereof.
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ARTICLE IV-EMPLOYEES RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES


SECTION 1. Employees shall have the right to organize and bar-
gain collectively through representatives oftheir 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 pur-
pose of collective bargaining, or other mutual aid or protection.
SEC. 2. No employee nor prospective employee shall be required to
join any Company or other Union as a condition of employment, or
to refrain from joining, organizing, or assisting a labor organization
of his choosing.
SEC. 3. Minors or persons under 16 years of age shall not be
employed in any capacity.

ARTICLE V-HOURS AND WAGES

SECTION 1. Employees working on a commission basis or on part
commission and part salary shall not be governed by the provisions
of this Article as to minimum wages.
SEC. 2. Outside Salesmen, canvassers, or other employees employed
wholly on a commission basis shall have the privilege of determining
the hours which they shall devote to employment since their com-
pensation is commensurate with the time and effort devoted to their
work.
SEC. 3. For Outside Salesmen or canvassers employed on a salary
basis, the maximum hours for any one week shall be 40, and the min-
imum salary shall be $30.00 per week.
SEC. 4. For District Superintendents employed in a managerial
capacity, the maximum hours for any one week shall be 44, and the
minimum salary shall be $40.00 per week.
SEC. 5. For Accountants and Auditors the maximum hours for
any one week shall be 52, and the minimum salary shall be $50.00
per week.
SEc. 6. For Bookkeepers the maximum hours for any one week
shall be 40, and the minimum salary shall be $25.00 per week.
SEC. 7. For Office Clerks the maximum hours for any one week
shall be 40, and the minimum salary shall be $20.00 per week.
SEC. 8. For Clerical Helpers or Apprentices the maximum hours
for any one week shall be 40, and the minimum salary shall be $15.00
per week.
SEC. 9. For Branch Funeral Home Managers, who must be pro-
fessional Funeral Directors and Embalmers in order to qualify, the
hours shall be as required by the business transacted at their Branch,
and the minimum salary shall be $40.00 per week.
SEC. 10. For Funeral Directors, capable of conducting funerals in
accordance with recognized professional standards, the hours shall
be as required by the business transacted at their Branch, and the
minimum salary shall be $25.00 per week.
SEC. 11. For Assistant Funeral Directors, incapable of conducting
funerals in accordance with recognized professional standards, the
maximum hours for any one week shall be 40, and the minimum
salary shall be $20.00 per week.








SEC. 12. For Licensed Embalmers, capable of embalming bodies
in accordance with recognized professional standards, the hours shall
be as required by the business transacted at their Branch, and the
minimum salary shall be $25.00 per week.
SEC. 13. For Assistant Embalmers, not capable of embalming
bodies in accordance with recognized professional standards, the
maximum hours for any one week shall be 40, and the minimum
salary shall be $15.00 per week.
SEC. 14. For Porters and Maids or other Funeral Home Assistants
or Attendants the maximum hours for any one week shall be 40,
and the minimum salary shall be $14.50 per week.

ARTICLE VI-APPLICATION OF PROVISIONS OF FUNERAL DIRECTORS'
CODE

SECTION 1. In lieu of Sections 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 of Article V
hereof, provisions of the Approved Code of Fair Competition of the
Undertaking or Mortuary Industry, relative to the maximum hours
and the minimum wages of employees in the Funeral Home Depart-
ment of Burial Insurance Companies. are hereby approved and
made applicable to Funeral Home employees of Burial Insurance
Companies.
ARTICE VII-BUSINESS HOURS

SECTION 1. The Minimum hours during which Funeral Home, Dis-
trict, or General Offices of Burial Insurance Companies shall be kept
open for the transaction of business for any one week shall be the
same as was the custom of such Companies on July 15, 1933.

ARTICLE VIII-UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES

SECTION 1. The right of Burial Insurance Companies to contract
with Morticians or Undertakers shall be deemed fair competition and
shall be recognized.
SEC. 2. To procure or attempt to procure Embalming or Hearse
Service, from the Mortuary Industry, at a lower rate than quoted by
such Industry in the open market is unfair trade practice and consti-
tutes a violation of this Code.
SEC. 3. To procure or attempt to procure Burial Merchandise at a
cost below the wholesale price quoted by the Manufacturer in the
open market is unfair trade practice and constitutes a violation of
this Code.
SEC. 4. To circulate, or cause or permit to be circulated, any dis-
paraging statement or rumor, either written or verbal, concerning a
competitor or a competitive business, is unfair trade practice and
constitutes a violation of this Code.
SEC. 5. To offer, provide, or perform any service or benefits with-
out receiving premiums or proper compensation therefore is unfair
trade practice and constitutes a violation of this Code.
SEC. .6. To patronize any person, firm, or corporation not in com-
plete harmony with the National Recovery Administration, which is
to say, unless such person, firm, or corporation has signed the Presi-








dent's Reemployment Agreement, or is operating in accordance with
the Approved Code of Fair Competition of the particular Industry
in which engaged, is unfair trade practice and constitutes a violation
of this Code.

ARTICLE IX-RELATIONSHIP TO NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
SECTION 1. Other conditions of employment approved or pre-
scribed by the President, in addition to the maximum hours of labor,
the minimum rates of pay, and other provisions of this Code, shall
be complied with by all Burial Insurance Companies.

ARTICLE X-ADOPTION
SECTION 1. We, the undersigned, representing the majority of the
Burial Insurance Companies by number and by volume of business
transacted within the State of Alabama, do hereby agree to abide
by the provisions of this Code in the conduct of our business, and we
do hereby pledge our cooperation and support of the plan and pur-
pose of the National Recovery Administration in the interests of
Industrial Recovery.
SEC. 2. This Code and all the provisions thereof are expressly made
subject to the right of the President, in accordance with the provi-
sions 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 thereof.

ARTICLE XI-REFRIGERATION
SECTION 1. A Conference Committee composed of J. S. Lester,
Birmingham. Alabama, J. E. Luquire, Birmingham, Alabama, E. A.
Bradford, (C.) Birmingham, Alabama, R. M. Lackey, Birming-
ham, Alabama, R. F. Blow, Mobile, Alabama, at a meeting of
Alabama Burial Insurance Association held on August 22nd, 1933,
at which all the members were present, was duly elected, com-
missioned, authorized, empowered, and instructed, by and in behalf
of said Alabama Burial Insurance Association, as its Legal Appli-
cant, Agent, and Attorney, to appear at any Administrative,
Official, or Board Hearing, or Conference, in connection with the
compilation, presentation, revision, or execution of the provisions
of this Code, the members of said Association hereby ratifying, and
confirming any act which said Conference Committee or the majority
thereof may perform hereunder.
In testimony whereof, the duly constituted officers of said Ala-
bama Burial Insurance Association, being authorized and instructed
thereto have hereunto affixed the official signatures of said Associa-
tion, this 22nd day of August, 1933.
ALABAMA BURIAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION,.:
::R. M. LACKEY, 1t8 President.
J. S. LESTER, Its Seceetary.












































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