Entered into between the Clothing Exchange of Rochester, represented by Mr. Max Holtz and Mr. Samuel Weil, and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, represented by Mr. Sidney Hillman.
2. The employees recognize the right of their employees to bargain collectively. This shall carry with it the following:
(a) The right of employees to organize and belong to outside organizations.
(b) The right of the employee or group of employees to elect their own representatives, who shall in turn have the right to act as counsel for such employees, as later prescribed.
Method of Handling Grievances Under this Collective Bargaining Plan.
(b) Individuals or groups may present their complaints through their representatives which may be either the group representative or shop chairman according to the wishes of the workers directly involved.
3. The aggrieved workers shall have the right to call in as their spokesman a third party who himself need not be an employee of the firm.
1. Such outsider shall be permitted to enter into the controversy only after settlement has been attempted on the inside between the firm and the workers (or the workers' inside representatives).
2. Where no such settlement is reached, then the workers may call in the representative who need not be an employee of the firm at such time and such place as is agreed upon between the workers and the firm.
Where time and place cannot be agreed upon between the workers and the firm, the place shall be the arbitrator's office, and the time set by the arbitrator, if the time cannot be agreed upon between the parties.
3. The firm has the same right to call into the conference or controversy such outsiders, under the same conditions laid down for the workers.
4. Both parties agree to arbitration as a model of settling disputes. There shall be no stoppages of work because of disputes or dissatisfaction. The award of the arbitrators shall be final and binding on both parties. Procedure in arbitration shall be as follows:
(a) All matters which cannot be settled within the plant, as between the firm and the workers, after calling in the shop chairman or the outside representative, or both, as heretofore provided for, shall be referred to arbitration for final adjudication.
(b) Either party may bring the matter to arbitration at any time within thirty days after failure to reach an agreement.
(c) Employers and workers have the right to be represented by their outside representatives before the arbitrator.
(d) The employers shall have the right to refuse employment to such of their workers who do not abide by the award of the arbitrator.
(e) The arbitrator shall be chosen by both parties to this agreement.
5. The forty-four hour shall go into effect April 1, 1919.
6. The matter of wages shall be the subject of a conference before April 1st between Mr. Hillman and Mr. Holtz. In the event of a failure to agree it shall be subject to arbitration as provided in this agreement. 7. This agreement shall run until May 1, 1920.