Registry No. 621-02
NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION
PROPOSED CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION
SHOE POLISH INDUSTRY
AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUST 30, 1933
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The Code for the Shoe Polish 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
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SHOE POLISH INSTITUTE
PRELIMINARY CODE OF SHOE POLISH INSTITUTE
This code is set up for the purpose. of increasing employment,
establishing fair and adequate wages, effecting necessary reduction
o(if hours, improving standards of labor and eliminating unfair trade
practice to the enl of rehabilitating the shoe polish industry and
enabling it to do its part towards establishing that balance of
industries which is necessary to the restoration and maintenance of
the highest practical degree of public welfare.
When approved by the President of the United States, this code
shall immediately be binding upon all persons, partnerships and
corporations engaged in the manufacture or sale, directly or indi-
rectly of shoe polishes, cleaners, dyes, and any chemical products for
use on shoes or leather, including manufacturers' agents and
manufacturers' distributors who sell to the jobbing or wholesale
trade, performing all the functions of the manufacturer except the
actual manufacture of the product, but not including manufacturers
who sell to shoe factories and tanneries.
ARTICLE III-LABOR PROVISIONS
(1) Employees shall have the right, to organize and bargain col-
lectively, 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.
(2) 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.
(3) Employers shall comply with the maximum hours of labor,
minimum rates of pay, and other conditions of employment,
approved or prescribed by the Pres.ident.
(4) ('h;ldl Labor.-Minors under the age of sixteen (16) years
shall not be employed in the Shoe Polish Industry.
(B) MINIMUM WAGES
(1). Each employer shall pay to female employees a minimum
wage at the rate of 30 per hour, for forty (40) hours per week.
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(2) Each employer shall pay to male employees a minimum
wage at the rate of 371/2 per hour, for forty (40) hours per week.
(3) Mininumni weekly wage scales shall be adhered to by employers
irrespective of whether' employees are operating on a weekly, hourly,
or piece-work basis.
(C) MAXIMUM HOURS
(1) (Excluding watchmen and outside salesmen).-No employer
in the Shoe Polish Industry shall employ any employee on a schedule
of hours of labor which exceed forty (40) hours per week over a
one month period, and a maximum of forty-four (44) hours in any
(2) However, for a total period of three months during any
calendar year, an employer may have a longer schedule of hours
for labor, to take care of seasonal requirements, provided he does
not require employees to work more than forty-eight (48) hours in
any one week, nor more than an average of forty (40) hours per
week during the entire year.
(3) These provisions shall not, however, apply to repair shop
crews, engineers, electricians, firemen, cleaners, office staffs, super-
visory staffs, shipping personnel, which excepted groups shall have
for a maximum -,chedule of hoIurs of labor forty-four (44) hours
average for the year, and no more than forty-eight (4S) hours in
any one week.
ARTICLE IV--ADM I N ISTRATION
The Executive Committee is constituted the agency to enforce the
provisions of this code and shall in particular:
(1) Serve as a grievance committee to which all complaints of
violations of the code shall be referred for hearing, with power to
represent the Industry in taking such proper action with respect to
violations as is considered advisable under the circumstances.
(2) Provide for the compilation of statistics and other informa-
tion required under authority of the President of the United States
and the National Recovery Administration.
(3) Represent the Industry in conferences with the Administra-
tion respecting the application of this code, the National Recovery
Act and regulations issued thereunder, providing, however, that the
Executive Committee shall have no power in such conferences to
bind the Industry or any of its subdivisions, and
(4) Shall have such other powers as may be proper and necessary
to administer the affairs of the Industry under the National Recovery
ARTICLE V-FAIR TRADE PRACTI-CE RESERVATION
For the purpose of provi(lding for fair trade practices, and for
powers necessary for administering iand governing the provisions of
the code, the right is reservedd to submit for approval such amend-
i1ents and other provision,; as mny be deemed necessary.