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Proposed code of fair competition for the National Board of Fire Underwriters and fire insurance industry as submitted on August 31, 1933

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Proposed code of fair competition for the National Board of Fire Underwriters and fire insurance industry as submitted on August 31, 1933
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National Board of Fire Underwriters and fire insurance industry
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United States -- National Recovery Administration
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Washington, D.C
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3 p. : ; 24 cm.

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At head of title: National Recovery Administration.
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"Registry No. 1730-02."

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RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION



;GOXDE OF FAIR COMPETITION

FOR THE


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The Code for the
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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;ia're not rescinded or set aside .by the National Industrial Re-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

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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
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ARTIOLEP IV-WAGBES
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
specified.
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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
xaSO, 1983:
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."
cttest :
W". E. MATT.AT.TE
Becy. of Conmmittee.


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Registry 1730-02 NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION PROPOSED CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE NATIONAL BOARD OF FIRE UNDERWRITERS AND FIRE INSURANCE INDUSTRY AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUST 31 , 1933 The Code for the National Board of Fire Underwriters and Fire 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 I For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, \V .. shin5ton, D.C. -Price 5 cents

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• SUBMITTED BY NATIONAL BOARD OF FIRE UNDERWRITERS AND AFli'ILIATED OilGANIZA'l'IONS (II)

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PROPOSED CODE OF THE COl\iP ANIES MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL BOARD OF FIRE UNDERWRITERS AND ITS AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS The National Board of Fire Underwriters and its affiliated organizations being in sympathy with the spirit and purpose of the National Industrial Recovery Act presents this Code to the President to forward the program leading toward the economic and business recovery of the United States, the necessity for which is stated in Title I, Section 1 of the Act. ARTICLE I-APPLICATION OF CODE The National Board of Fire Underwriters affirms that it imposes no inequitable restrictions on its members and participation in its activities, and it is truly representative as a national association of fire-insurance companies operating on the stock plan. Its membership, consisting of fire -insurance companies, in whole or in part, maintains, supports, or subscribes to, insurance rating, inspection, and audit bureaus, associations, engineering services, testing and inspection stations and laboratories, arson investigators, lossadjustment bureaus, and patrol or salvage corps cooperating with municipal fire departments, all of which come within the purview of this Code. The operation of the business of fire insurance and its allied activities are rigidly controlled by the la,vs of the several States which are not rescinded or set aside by the National In-:1ustrial Re covery Act. Nothing herein shall obligate the companie , members of the National Board of Fire Underwriters, to any action, agree ment, or understanding prohibited by the laws of any of the States. ARTICLE II-LABOR PROVISIONS SECTION I. (1) Employees shall have the right to organize and bargain collectively 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) 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 (3) Employers shall comply with the maximum hours of labor, minimum rates of pay, and other conditions of employment approved or prescribed by the President. 9953-33 (1)

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') SEc. II. Child Labor.-After August 31, 1933, no person under sixteen years of age shall be employed, except that persons between fourteen and sixteen years of age may be employed for not to exceed three hours a day and those hours between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., in such work as will not interfere with hours of day school; provided, how ever, that where a State law prescribes a lower minimum wage, no person shall be employed in such State below the age specified by such State law. ARTIOLE III-HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT (a) Not to work any employees engaged in the business of insurance for more than 40 hours in any 1 week except outside representatives consisting of adjusters, appraisers, collectors, investigators, in spectors, service engineers, special agents, solicitors, raters, and patrol or salvage corps operators cooperating with municipal fire departments, whose time and duties for the most part are outside of the office. (b) The maximum hours fixed in the foregoing paragraph (a) shall not apply to employees in a rn.anagerial or executive capacity and to their technical assistants who now receive more than $35.00 per week; nor to guards and watchmen employed to safeguard securities; nor to arson investigators, adjusters, inspectors, or patrol or salvage corps operators; nor for an aggregate period not exceeding eight weeks in any one year to employees on emergency work incident to the preparation of annual statements or special data required by the respective states in their supervision of the insurance business or to extra work in offices on account of an unusual number of loss claims or to special work where restrictions in hours of highly technical workers would unavoidably hamper operations. ARTICLE IV-WAGES • Employees engaged in the business of insurance shall be paid not 1. (a) Less than $15 a week in any city of over 500,000 population or in the immediate trade area of such city; (b) Less than $14.50 a week in any city b2tween 250,000 and 500,000 population or in the immediate trade area of such city; (c) Les s than $14 a week in any city between 2,500 and 250,000 population or in the immediate trade area of such city; ( d) In towns of less than 2,500 population all wages shall be increased by not less than 20 percent, provided that this shall not require wages in excess of $12 a week. 2. (a) Messengers may be paid not less than 75 percent of the minimum wages above specified. (b) Junior file clerks for a period of six months after employment may be paid not less than 75 percent of the minimum wages above specified. Employees referred to in Sections 2 (a) and 2 (b) shall not exceed 10 percent of the total number of employees.

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3 ARTICLE V-GENERAL Population for the purpose of this agreement shall be determined by reference to the 1930 Federal Census. The provisions of this Code may, upon petition of the National Board of Fire Underwriters, be modified, with the approval of the President, as changes in circumstances or experience may indicate. This Code shall become effective when approved. NATIONAL BOARD OF FIRE UNDERWRITERS, By "\V. E. MALLALIEw, General Manager. The following resolution was adopted by the Executive Commit tee of the National Board of Fire Underwriters at its meeting August 29, 1933: " It was moved that the Executive Committee approve the Code as submitted, with such additional exceptions as the General Manager finds it possible to secure and such other modifications as may be necessary, and that he be authorized to sign such a proposed Code in behalf of the National Board of Fire Underwriters." Attest: w. E. MALLALIEW, Secy. of Oowmittee. 0

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