69. Lay Off of Workers. No union member who is a permanent worker shall be laid off in the tailor shops except for cause, whether in the slack or busy season, except as provided herein. Cause for temporary lay off may be alternation of working periods in slack times, reorganization or reduction of sections, lawful discipline, and such other causes as may be provided for herein or directed by the Trade Board.
70. Co-operation to Abolish Waiting. The company and the deputies have agreed to co-operate together to abolish all unnecessary waiting in the shops.
71. Division of Work. During the slack season the work shall be divided as near as is practicable among all hands.
72. Abandonment of Position. Whenever any employe shall have absented himself from his accustomed place without giving an acceptable reason to the foreman or other officers in charge of his work before the end of the second business day of his absence, the employer may consider his position forfeited. Notice of absence and reason therefor must be given to foreman by messenger, mail or telephone.
73. Abolishment of Section. When sections are abolished, the company and its agents shall use every effort to give the displaced workers employment as much as possible like the work from which they were displaced, within a reasonable time.
74. Sickness. Any workers who are absent on account of sickness shall be reinstated in their former positions if they return within a reasonable time.
75. Trade Board Members. Complaints against members of the Trade Board as workmen are to be made by the foremen to the Trade Board. Any action of any employe as a member of the Trade Board shall not be considered inimical to his employment with the corporation. No member of a Trade Board shall sit on a case in which he is interested, or to which he is a party.
76. Union Membership. The provisions for preference made herein require that the door of the union be kept open for the reception of non-union workers. Initiation fee and dues must be maintained at a reasonable rate, and any applicant must be admitted who is not an offender against the union and who is eligible for membership under its rules. Provided, that if any rules be passed that impose on unreasonable hardship, or that operate to bar desirable persons, the matter may be brought before the Trade Board or Board of Arbitration for such remedy as it may deem advisable.
77. The Old Agreement. The provisions of the old agreement and the decisions based thereon shall be regarded as being in force except as they may be modified by, or are not in conflict with the provisions of the present agreement.