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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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United States -- National Recovery Administration
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Washington, D.C
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Cotton baling -- Equipment and supplies -- Law and legislation -- United States ( lcsh )
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"Registry No. 203-05"

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University of Florida
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


3 1262 08486 7455
Registry No. 203-05
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NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION




PROPOSED CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION

FOR THE

RENOVATING OF SECOND-HAND

BAGGING AND TIES FOR COVERING

COTTON INDUSTRY

AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUST 31. 1933


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




UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1933

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












































SUBMITTED BY


THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RENOVATORS OF SECOND-HAND
BAGGING AND TIES FOR COTTON COVERING

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CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE RENOVATING OF
SECOND-HAND BAGGING AND TIES FOR COVERING
COTTON INDUSTRY

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.
9969---33 (1








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
Code;







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
employment.
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
follows:
(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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1111111111~1~1~111111~1'11111111111rn1~~m1i 111111111 3 1262 08486 7 455 Registry N o. 203-05 NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION PROPOSED CODE OF FAIR COitlPETITION FOR THE RENOVATING OF SECOND-HAND BAGGING AND TIES FOR COVERING COTTON INDUSTRY AS SUBMITTED ON AUGUST 31, 1933 The Code for the Renovating of Second-Hand Bagging and Ties for Covering Cotton Industry in its present form merely r fleets the proposal of the above-mentioneo industry, and none of the provisions containe d therein are to be regarded as having received the approval of the National Recovery Administration as applying to this industry UNITED ST A TES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE WASHINGTON : 1933 For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C. ----Price 5 cents

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SUBMITTED BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RENOVATORS OF SECOND-HAND BAGGING AND TIES FOR COTTON COVERING (II)

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CODE OF FAIR COMPETITION FOR THE RENOVATING OF SECOND-HAND BAGGING AND TIES FOR COVERING COTTON INDUSTRY To effectuate the policy of Title I of the National Industrial Recovery Act, to aid in reducing and reli eving unemployment, improving the standards of labor, eliminating destructive and unfair competitive practices and otherwise rehabilitating the industr y the following provisions are established as a Code of Fair Competition for the Renovating of Second-Hand Bagging and Ties for Covering Cotton Industry. l. Definitions.-The term ~, Renovating of Second-Hand Bagging and Ties for Covering Cotton Industry," as used herein (and referred to hereinafter as "the industry"), i s defined to mean sorting, mending, and sewing of second-hand hagging 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 emp lo yees " shall include all other em ployees not classified as "productive employees." The term "effective date," as used herein, is defined to be the second Monday after the date of approval of this Code by the President. 2. Mini1nwm Wages.-On and after the effective date the minimum wage that shall be paid by employers in the in :lustry to any of their productive employees shall be at the rate of 17 cents p e r hour in the case of male employees and 12 cents per hour' in the ca e 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 employment regardless of whether the employee 's compensation is otherwise based on a time or upon a piece work performance. Thi i to avoid frustration of the purpose of thi Code by changing from hour to piece work rules. It hall be a function of the Planning and Fair Trade Agency provided for in this Code to observe the operation of this provision 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. Maximum H ours.-On and after the effective date, emplo yers in the industry shall not operate on a schedule of hours for their 1-'roductive employees except offire force, executives and supervisory ~ taff shipping, trucking, watching and outside crews, in exce of 48 hour per week. 9969-33 (1)

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2 On and after the effective date, the maximum hour of labor for office employees in the industry shall be an average of 40 hours a week over each period of six m0nths. It i interpreted that the provision for maximum hours shall be a maximum of hours of labor per week for every employee cov ('recl o that under no circumstances will such an employee be employed or permitted to work for one or more employers in the industry in the aggregate jn 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 wage for all classes of employees not provided for in Sections 2 and 3 hereof. 4. Child Labor.-On and after the effective date employers in the industry shall not e1nploy any minor under the age of 16 years. 5. Planning and Fair Trade Agency.-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 follows1 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 for Covering Cotton is hereby recognized and constitute,l the agenc y 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 be 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 Association of Renovators of Second Hand Bagging and Ties for Covering C otton, applicant herein, is set up to cooperate with the Admini. tration as a Planning and Fair Trade Aaency for the industry. Such agency may from time to time present to the Administrator recommendations based on conditions in the industry as they may develop from time to time, which will tend to effectuate the operation 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 indu~ try of statistical infonnation 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 stabilization of the industry and employment; 2. Recornrnen lations as to the setting up of such boards or bureans as may be nece sary to aid in the enforcement and observance of this Code;

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3 3. Recommendation for the making of requirements by the A <1-mini frator a. to practice of persons engaged in the inclu try a to method and conditions of treating, the naming and reporting of price. which may be proper to avoid discrimination and promote the stabilization of the in lu try and to prevent and eliminate unfair and de tructiYe price an l practic s; 4. Recommen lation for dealing with any inequalities that may other,,i e arise in the observance and enforcement of thi Code, or in prom ting the tability of the in lu try and of production anc1 employment. Such recommendation , when approved by the Administrator, hall have the ame force an l effect as the other provisions of this Code. Said Agency shall receive and report on all complaints or alleged violation of this Co le and shall . et up rules and regulationN which, with the approval of the Administrator, shall be u eel in connection with the enforcement of thi Code. Such Aaency shall also ha Ye power to initiate complaints to the Admini. trator as to violation of the Co le and shall be authorized, with the approval of the Allministrator, to take such steps a may be neces ary to correct ame or enforce observance. 6. Ewisting Oontracts. ,iVhere the co ts of executing contracts entered into in the in lustry prior to the presentation to Congress of the National Industrial Recovery Act are increased by the application of the provisions of that Code to the industry, it is equitable and promotive of the purposes of the Code that appropriate adjustments of such contracts to reflect uch increased costs be arrived at by arbitral proceedings or otherwise and the agency herein set up, is con titute 1 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 P1ovisions. -Employers in the industry shall comply with the requirements of the National Industrial Recovery Act as follows: (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-9rganization 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 organization of his own choosing; and (3) that employers shall comply with the maximum hours of labor, minimum rates of pay, and other conditions of employment, approved or prescribed by the President. 8 . Miscellaneous. -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 , l icense, rul e, or regulation, issued under Title I of said Act, and specifically to the right of the President to cancel or modify

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4 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 coml?etition in price and other unfair and destructive 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 executive 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. 0

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