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Code of fair competition for the dredging industry as submitted on August 26, 1933

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Title:
Code of fair competition for the dredging industry as submitted on August 26, 1933
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Dredging industry
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United States -- National Recovery Administration
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Washington, D.C.
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Dredging ( lcsh )
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"Registry No. 1618A-2-01."

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NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION




CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION

FOR THE


DREDGING INDUSTRY


AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUST 26, 1933



REGISTRY No. 1618A-2-01



The Code for the Dredging 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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UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON: 1933


For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C. - Price 5 cents















CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION-THE DREDGING
INDUSTRY
The Dredge Owners Organization, representative of dredging
contractors of the United States, exclusive of the Great Lakes Divi-
sion, United States Engineer Department, propose that they cooperate
with the President of the United States in effectuating the policy
declared in Title I of the National Industrial Recovery Act.
STherefore, it recommends and submits for approval pursuant to
Section 3 of said Title the following plan of procedure and Code of
Fair Competition for public and private construction work insofaras
it pertains to dredging and marine rock removal.
ARTICLE I
(a) This Organization will impose no inequitable restriction on
admission to membership therein and is truly representative of the
dredging industry in the territory above defined.
(b) This Code is 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 1.
(c) This Code shall not permit monopolies or monopolistic prac-
tices.
ARTICLE II
(a) Employees shall have the right to organize and bargain collec-
tively 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 collec-
tive 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; and
(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.
ARTICLE III
(a) No convict labor shall be employed on any project.
(b) So far as practicable and feasible, no individual directly em-
ployed on any such project shall be permitted to work more than
30 hours in any one week, except in executive, administrative, and
supervisory positions.
(c) Minimum hourly rates for labor shall be those given in schedule
below. (N.B. The divisions and districts referred to below are those
8212-33 (1)









into which the United States is divided by the Corps of Engineers,
United States Army.)

Ashore Afloat

North Atlantic Division, except Philadelphia....-.---.....--... -----------... --------. $0.55 $0.55
Philadelphia District..-------.... ----.--....-------------------------- ------. .45 .45
South Atlantic Division, except Baltimore and Washington.--.--------------------.. --- .35 .40
Baltimore and Washington District ----....... .----------------------------------- .40 .40
Upper Mississippi Valley Division:
Pittsburgh...--------------------------....----------------------------------- .50 .50
Pittaburgh Rural District---------------------------------------------------------- .40 .40
Huntington, West Virginia, and Cincinnati..-----.-------...-------------.... .40 .40
Louisville District, Ohio River....-------.---.--.--.------------------------------ .40 .40
Green and Barrow River, Louisville District--------.-----..-------------------- .35 .40
Nashville District-..- --... -------------------------....----- -------- .35 .40
Chattanooga District---.......---...--.----....... --------------.-- -----.-- .37 .40
St. Paul------------...--..------------------- ----------------------------- .40 .40
Rock Island -----------------------..-------------------------------------.. 40 .40
St. Louis---- --- -----------------------------------..... .5 50 .50
Chicago and Joliet -----.------------------------ ------------- .60 .60
Joliet to Starved Rock..----.--.---.. ---.-----------------------------------. .50 .50
Below Starved Rock-.............------------------------------------------- .40 .40
Kansas City District...--....------------------.----.......... ......------ .48 .48
Gulf of Mexico Division. .-------.--------------....------------- -- --------.. 35 .40
Lower Mississippi Valley Division---.--......---------.------.......-------------- .35 .40
Pacific Division--......-------......... --------..............-------.------.--- .. 50 .60


ARTICLE IV

To accomplish the purpose contemplated by this Act the members
signatory to this Code agree that it shall be unfair competition to
bid below reasonable cost as established by standard accounting
methods, taking into account proper charges for depreciation and
obsolescence.
ARTICLE V

To accomplish the purposes of the National Industrial Recovery
Act, so long as the capacity of the dredging plant in the territory
covered by the Code is amply sufficient to perform the dredging in
this territory, it will be considered a violation of this Code to make
any material increase in the plant capacity of the industry, except
the maintenance and improvement of existing plant and replacement
of lost plant. This restriction shall not apply to any plant actually
under construction prior to July 15, 1933, nor to readjustments of or
additions to plant for special applications.

ARTICLE VI-AMENDMENTS

This Code is subject by amendment to modification or enlarge-
ment as experience with the operation thereof may develop the neces-
sity therefore. Such amendment shall be made only in the following
manner:
(a) The proposed amendment to the Code, and bearing the written
approval of a majority of the organization making up the Dredge
Owners Organization, shall be transmitted to the Control Committee
referred to in the bylaws.







(b) Upon the receipt of such proposed amendment thus approved,
a meeting of the Control Committee shall be called upon due notice
in writing and with all convenient speed. A copy of the proposed
amendment, with a list of the organizations approving the same, shall
be embodied in such notice. A complete duplicate copy thereof shall
be sent at the same time to every member of the Dredge Owners
Organization. Such proposed amendment shall be submitted to
said Committee at the meeting thus called.
(c) In case such proposed amendment shall be approved at said
meeting by a majority of the Control Committee, after the filing of
written proof by affidavit of compliance with the foregoing subdivisions
(a) and (b), said proposed amendment shall be submitted to the Presi-
dent of the United States for his approval. Upon the approval of
such amendment by the President of the United States, it shall become
effective, otherwise to have no force or effect.
EFFECTIVE DATE
This Code shall be effective when approved by the President of the
United States and shall be applicable only to contracts entered into
after the date of such approval.
Submitted by
THE DREDGE OWNERS ORGANIZATION,
DEWITT D. BARLOW, President,
15 Park Row, New York, New York.














































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NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION CODE OF FAIR C O MPETITION FOR THE DREDGING INDUSTRY AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUST 26, 1933 REGISTRY No. 1618A-2-01 The Code for the Dredging Industry in its present form merely reflects the proposal of the above-mentioned industry, and none of the provisions contained therein are tA 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 For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C. Price 5 cents

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CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION-THE DREDGING INDUSTRY The Dredge Owners Organization, representative of dredging contractors of the United States, exclusive of the Great Lakes Divi sion, United States Engineer Department, propose that they cooperate with the President of the United States in effectuating the policy declared in Title I of the National Industrial Recovery Act. • Therefore, it recommends and submits for approval pursuant to Section 3 of said Title the following plan of procedure and Code of Fair Competition for public and private construction work insofaras it pertains to dredging and marine rock removal. ARTICLE I (a) This Organization will impose no inequitable restriction on admission to membership therein and is truly representative of the dredging industry in the territory above defined. (b) This Code is 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 1. (c) This Code shall not perinit monopolies or monopolistic practices. ARTICLE II (a) Employees shall have the right to organize and bargain collec tively 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 collec tive 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; and (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. ARTICLE III (a) No convict labor shall be employed on any project. (b) So far as practicable and feasible, no individual directly em ployed on any such project shall be perinitted to work more than 30 hours in any one week, except in executive, administrative, and supervisory positions. (c) Minimum hourly rates for labor shall be those given in schedule below. (N.B. The divisions and districts referred to below are those 8212-33 (1)

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2 into w hich the United States is divided by the Corps of Engineers,, Unite d Sta tes Army . ) A s hore Afloat No r t h Atlanti c D ivis ion , exce p t Philadelphia_------------------------------------$0.55 $ 0 . 55 Philade lphi a D istrict__ ___________________________________ __________________________ _ . 4 5 .45 S outh Atlantic Divis ion , exce p t B a l t imore and W a shin gto n ____________________________ _ . 3 5 . 4 0' Ba l timo r e and Washingto n D istrict. ______________________ _ ________________________ _ . 40 -40, U p pe r Missi~sipp i Valley Divis i o n : P ittsburg h __________________________ __________________ _ _ _____ _ _________ ____________ _ . 5 0 . 50' Pittsburg h Rura l Distr i ct_ _______________________________ ___ ___ ____________________ _ .40 . 40 Hunt i ngto n , West V ir g ini a, a n d C incinnati_ ________ _____ _ _ ________________________ _ . 40 . 40 1 Lo u isville District, O hi o Ri ver_ __________________________________________ __________ _ . 40 . 40 ' G re e n and B a rro w Rive r , Louis vi.lle Dis tri ct. ___ ________________ _ __________________ _ . 3 5 .40 Nash v ille District_ _____________________________________ ___ ______________ _ __________ _ . 35 . 4 0 Chattan ooga Distr ict_ ________________________________ ___ _ _______________ _ _______ _ _ _ _ . 87 . 40 St. P a ul ______________ _ __________________________________________________ __________ _ _ . 40 .40 Rock I s l a n d _____________________________________________ ___________ ____ ___________ _ _ . 40 .4D' St. L ouis ______________________ ____________________ _ _ ______________ _ ____ _ _ _________ _ _ . 50 . 5 01 Chi cag o a n d J o liet. ____ _______ _______________________ _______ _________ _ ____ _ _ ___ ___ _ _ . 60 . 601 J oliet to Star ved Ro c k _ ___________ _ ___________________________________ ____________ _ _ . 5 0 . 50 Bel ow Star ved Ro c k _ _ _ ____________ ________________________ __________________ ______ _ .40 . 40 ' K a n sas Ci t y District_ _____________ _ _ _ _ ____ ____ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ____________________ ______ _ . 4 8 . 48 G ulf of Mexi c o Divis i o n ______________________ ___ _____________ _ _____________ ____________ _ . 35 . 40 ' Lo~er M!s~i~si p pi Valley Div i s ion _______________________________ ________________ _ _____ _ Pacific D1v 1 s1on _________________________ _____________________ _____ _______ _ _ _ ____ ___ __ __ _ . 3 5 . 40 . 50 . 6()1 ARTICLE IV To accomplish the purpose contemplated by this Act the members : signatory to this Code agree that it shall be unfair competition to • bid below reasonable cost as established by standard accounting methods, taking into account proper charges for depreciation and obsolescence. ARTICLE V To accomplish the purposes of the National Industrial Recovery Ac t, s o long as the c apacity of the dredging plant in the territory co v ered by the Code is amply sufficient to perform the dredging in this territory, it will be considered a violation of this Code to make any material increase in the plant capacity of the industry, except the maintenance and improvement of existing plant and replacement of lost pl ant. This restriction shall not apply to any plant actually under construction prior to July 15, 1933, nor to readjustments of or additions to plant for speci a l applications. ARTICLE VI-AMENDMENTS This Code is subject by amendment to modification or enlargement a s experience with the operation thereof may develop the necessity therefor. Such amendment shall be made only in the following manner: ( a ) The proposed amendment to the Code, and bearing the written approval of a majority of the organization making up the Dredge Owners Organization, shall be transmitted to the Control Committee referred to in the bylaws.

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3 (b) Upon the receipt of such proposed amendment thus approved, a meeting of the Control Committee shall be called upon due not.ice in writing and with all convenient speed. A copy of the proposed amendment, with a list of the organizations approving the same, shall be embodied in such notice. A complete duplicate copy thereof shall be sent at the same time to every member of the Dredge Owners Organization. Such proposed amendment shall be submitted to said Committee at the meeting thus called. (c) In case such proposed amendment shall be approved at said meeting by a majority of the Control Committee, after the filing of written proof by affidavit of compliance with the foregoing subdivisions (a) and (b), said proposed amendment shall be submitted to the President of the United States for his approval. Upon the approval of such amendment by the President of the United States, it shall become effective, otherwise to have no force or effect. EFFECTIVE DATE This Code shall be effective when approved by the President of the United States and shall be applicable only to contracts entered into after the date of such approval. Submitted by THE DREDGE OWNERS ORGANIZATION, DEWITT D. BARLOW, President, 15 Park Row, New York, New York. 0

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