78. Experience suggests that there are certain points of strain which it would be wise to recognize in advance and to safeguard as far as possible. Among the points to be safeguarded are the following:
1. When dissatisfaction arises over change of price or working conditions. It is believed that the agreement provides a remedy for every such grievance that can arise, and all complainants are urged and expected to present their cases to the proper officials and await an adjustment. If any one refuses to do this, and, instead, takes the law in his own hands by inciting a stoppage or otherwise foments dissatisfaction or rebellion, he shall, if convicted, be adjudged guilty of disloyalty to the agreement and be subject to discipline by the Trade Board.
2. Strain may arise because of unsatisfactory personal relations between workers and officials. The company's officials are subject to the law as are the workers, and equally responsible for loyalty in word and deed, and are subject to discipline if found guilty of violation. Any complaints against them must be made and adjudicated in the regular manner. They are to respect the workers and be respected by them in their positions, and supported in the proper discharge of their duties. Any one indulging in improper language or conduct calculated to injure them or to break down their authority in the shop shall be adjudged guilty of disloyalty and disciplined accordingly.
3. Officials of the union are equally under the protection of the agreement when in the exercise of their duties as are the officials of the company, and any words or acts tending to discredit them or the union which they represent, or which are calculated to injure the influence or standing of the union or its representatives shall be considered as disloyalty to the agreement and the offender shall be subject to discipline by the Trade Board.
Provided, however, that no reasonable criticism or expression of disagreement expressed in proper language shall be deemed a violation within the meaning of this section.
4. If any worker shall willfully violate the spirit of the agreement by intentional opposition to its fundamental purposes and especially if he carry such wilful violation into action by striking and inciting others to strike or stop work during working hours, he shall, if charge is proven, be subject to suspension, discharge or fine. Provided, that if a fine is imposed its amount shall be determined by the chairman of the Trade Board and shall not be less than $1.00 or more than $5.00 for each offense. 5. If any foreman, superintendent or agent of the company shall wilfully violate the spirit of this agreement and especially if he fails to observe and carry out any decision of the Trade Board or Board of Arbitration, he shall, if charge is proven, be subject to a fine of not less than $10.00 or more than $100 for each offense, at the discretion of the chairman of the Trade Board.