Proposed code of fair competition for the renovating of second-hand bagging and ties for covering cotton industry


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Proposed code of fair competition for the renovating of second-hand bagging and ties for covering cotton industry as submitted on August 31, 1933
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4 p. : ; 23 cm.
United States -- National Recovery Administration
U.S. Gov. Printing Office
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Washington, D.C
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Cotton baling -- Equipment and supplies -- Law and legislation -- United States   ( lcsh )
federal government publication   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )


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"Registry No. 203-05"

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University of Florida
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3 1262 08486 7455
Registry No. 203-05








S ',... TORY

The Code for the Renovating of
Second-Hand Bagging and Ties for Covering Cotton Industry
in its present form merely r flects 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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To effectuate the policy of Title I of the National Industrial Re-
covery Act, to aid in reducing and relieving unemployment, improv-
ing the standards of labor, eliminating destructive and unfair com-
petitive practices and otherwise rehabilitating the industry, the fol-
lowing provisions are established as a Code of Fair Competition for
the Renovating of Second-Hand Bagging and Ties for Covering
Cotton Industry.
1. Definitions.-The term "Renovating of Second-Hand Bagging
and Ties for Covering Cotton Industry," as used herein (and re-
ferred to hereinafter as "the industry "), is defined to mean sorting,
mending, and sewing of second-hand bagging and the straightening,
splicing, and bundling of second-hand ties.
The term "person" as used herein, means any individual, firm,
association or corporation engaged in the industry.
The term "productive employees", as used herein, shall include
all individuals actually employed in the conduct of the productive
operations as described in the description of the industry.
The term "nonproductive employees shall include all other em-
ployees not classified as "productive employees."
The term effective date," as used herein, is defined to be the sec-
ond Monday after the date of approval of this Code by the President.
2. Mininurn Wages.-On and after the effective date the mini-
mum wage that shall be paid by employers in the industry to any of
their productive employees shall be at the rate of 17 cents per hour
in the case of male employees and 121 cents per hour in the case of
female employees for not over 48 hours of labor per week.
It is interpreted that the provisions for minimum wage in this
Code shall be a guaranteed minimum rate of pay per hour of em-
ployment regardless of whether the employee's compensation is other-
wise based on a time or upon a piece work performance. This is to
avoid frustration of the purpose of this Code by changing from
hour to piece work rules.
It shall be a function of the Planning and Fair Trade Agency
provided for in this Code to observe the operation of this provi-
sion and to recommend from time to time such further provisions
as experience may indicate to be proper to effectuate the purpose
and policy of the National Industrial Recovery Act. particularly
with respect to necessary reasonable adjustments with respect to
wages above the minimum herein provided for.
3. Mca.ihurnu Hours.-On and after the effective date, employers
in the industry shall not operate on a schedule of hours for their
,poductive employees except office force, executives and supervisory
-ctaff, shipping, trucking, watching and outside crews, in excess of
48 hours per week.
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On and after the effective date, the maximum hours of labor for
office employees in the industry shall be an average of 40 hours a
week over each period of six months.
It is interpreted that the provision for maximum hours shall
be a maximum of hours of labor per week for every employee cov-
cred ployed or permitted to work for one or more employers in the
industry in the aggregate in excess of the prescribed number of
hours in a single week.
It shall be the duty of the Planning and Fair Trade Agency
provided for herein to prepare and submit to the Administration
by January 1, 1934, a schedule of maximum hours and minimum
wages for all classes of employees not provided for in Sections 2
and 3 hereof.
4. Ch;ld Labor.-On and after the effective date employers in
the industry shall not employ any minor under the age of 16 years.
5. Plarnnil and Fair Trade :Agcacy.-With a view to keeping
the President informed as to the observance or nonobservance of
this Code of Fair Competition, and as to whether the industry is
taking appropriate steps to effectuate the policy of the Industrial
Recovery Act, each person engaged in the industry will furnish
duly certified reports in substance as follows, and in such form
as may hereinafter be provided:
a. Returns every 4 weeks showing actual hours worked by the
various groups of productive employees and minimum weekly rates
of wages.
b. Monthly reports showing production in terms of the commonly
used unit in the industry.
The National Association of Renovators of Second Hand Bagging
and Ties fior Covering Cotton is hereby recognized and constituted
the agency to collect and receive such reports. Provided, however,
that all such reports, except as may be required by the President or
by law, shall be deemed confidential when so gathered and shall not
he made known to any other than the reporting employer. Totals
or cumulative reports for the industry may be distributed.
To further effectuate the policies of this Act, the National Asso-
ciation of R-enovators of Second Hand Bagging and Ties for Cover-
ing Cotton, applicant herein, is set up to cooperate with the Admin-
istrationI as a Planning and Fair Trade Agency for the industry.
Such agency may from time to time present to the Administrator
reconiiilendations based on conditions in the industry as they may
develop from time to time, which will tend to effectuate the opera-
tion of the provisions of this Code. Among the other matters
included within the authority of this agency shall be:
1. Recommendations as to the requirement by the Administrator
of such further reports from persons engaged in the industry of
statistical information and keeping of uniform accounts as may be
required to secure the proper observance of the Code and promote
the proper balance of production and consumption and the stabiliza-
tion of the industry and employment;
2. Recommendations as to the setting up of such boards or bureaus
as may be necessary to aid in the enforcement and observance of this

3. Recommendations for the making of requirements by the Ad-
ministrator as to practice., of persons engaged in the industry, as to
methods and conditions of treating, the naming and reporting of
prices which nmay he proper to avoid discrimination and promote
the stabilization of the industry and to prevent and eliminate unfair
and destructive prices and practices;
4. Reconmmendlations for dealing with any inequalities that may
otherwise arise in the observance and enforcement of this Code, or
in promoting the stability of the indus-try and of production and
Such recommlen(lations, when approved by the Administrator,
shall have the same force and effect as the other provisions of this
Code. Said Agency shall receive and report on all complaints or
alleged violations of this Code and shall set up rules and regulations
which, with the approval of the Administrator, shall be used in
connection with the enforcement of this Code. Such Agency shall
also have power to initiate complaints to the Adminiitrator as to
violation of the Code and( shall be authorized, with the approval of
the Administrator, to take such steps as may be necessary to correct
same or enforce observance.
6. Existing Contracts.-Where the costs of executing contracts
entered into in the industry prior to the presentation to Congress of
the National Industrial Recovery Act are increased by the applica-
tion of the provisions of that Code to the industry, it is equitable
and promotive of the purposes of the Code that appropriate adjust-
ments of such contracts to reflect such increased costs be arrived at
by arbitral proceedings or otherwise and the agency herein set up,
is constituted an agency to assist in effectuating such adjustment.
Persons engaged in the industry shall be deemed permitted to
make such representations to purchasers in connection with any such
contracts as to the increased cost caused by the application of the
provisions of this Code.
7. Labor Provisions.-Employers in the industry shall comply
with the requirements of the National Industrial Recovery Act as
(1) That 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 pur-
pose 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 organization of his
own choosing; and (3) that employers shall comply with the maxi-
mum hours of labor, minimum rates of pay, and other conditions
of employment., approved or prescribed by the President.
8. Mi.cellaneo.-u-.-This Code and all the provisions thereof are
expressly made subject to the right, of the President, in accordance
with the provision of Clause 10(b) of the National Industrial Re-
covery Act, from time to time to cancel or modify any order, ap- *
proval, 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.
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, be modified or eliminated as changes
in circumstances or experience may indicate. It is contemplated
that from time to time supplementary provisions to this Code or
additional codes will be submitted for the approval of the President
to prevent unfair competition in price and other unfair and destruc-
tive competitive practices and to effectuate the other purposes and
policies of Title I of the National Industrial Recovery Act consistent
with the provisions hereof.
This Code shall be in operation on and after the effective date as
to the entire industry, except as an exemption from or a stay of the
application of its provisions may be granted by the Administrator
to a person applying for the same or except as provided in an execu-
tive order. No distinction shall be made in such exemptions between
persons who have and who have not joined in applying for the
provisions of this Code.


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