Section 5. Impartial Chairman. There shall be selected by the signers to this agreement as soon after the signing of the agreement as possible, a person agreed upon to serve as Impartial Chairman, who shall devote his full time and attention to the duties of this office. All complaints, disputes or grievances arising between the parties hereto in relation to wages and working conditions of weavers shall be submitted to the Impartial Chairman either on appeal as hereinafter provided or for determination in the first instance. The Impartial Chairman may lay down rules and regulations as to the manner and method in which matters may be brought before him and in such rules may provide that all complaints, disputes and grievances shall be submitted in writing, but in no event shall the Impartial Chairman make a ruling in relation to any matter before him until ample opportunity has been given for the introduction and rebuttal of evidence by all parties affected. All testimony taken before the Impartial Chairman shall be open to both sides and shall be properly recorded. In case of death, resignation or inability to act on the part of the Impartial Chairman, the Trade Council as hereinafter created, shall fill the vacancy. All pending matters shall be held in abeyance until the vacancy is filled. Pull performance of all rules, regulations and orders laid down by the Impartial Chairman shall be obligatory on all parties to the agreement. The Impartial Chairman, in order to enforce fulfillment of the rules, regulations and orders laid down by him, is hereby empowered to impose fines for wilful disregard or disobedience to any of his rules, regulations or orders. Any fine so imposed on the union or weavers shall be paid into the general fund, but shall be credited on the account of the amounts to be paid to the general fund by the employers, and likewise any fines imposed and collected from one or more employers shall be paid into the general fund and credited to the amount to be collected from the union or the weavers. In the event that a weaver fails to pay the fine so imposed upon him, the local union and the national organization shall be liable for the payment of such fines, but no such fine imposed upon a weaver shall be less than $2.00 or more than $10.00 for each offense; in the case of a fine on the union or a union official as such the fine shall not be less than $10.00 or more than $50.00 for each offense; and in no event shall any fine imposed upon any employer be less than $10.00 or more than $260.00 for each offense. In the event that an employer fails to pay any fine imposed upon him the other employers parties to this agreement agree to pay such fine. All rules, regulations and orders issued by the Impartial Chairman shall be in writing and shall be on file in his office and shall be accessible to all of the parties hereto and notice of all such rules, regulations, orders and fines shall be mailed to each of the employers and each local union. In arriving at any conclusion in regard to wages or working conditions, the Impartial Chairman must give due consideration to all of the conditions of employment existing in the industry at the time of the execution of this agreement or subsequent thereto, but no practice, or custom in existence in the industry shall be considered binding upon the Impartial Chairman.
Section 6. Trade Council. A Trade Council shall be created composed in the following manner: Each employer a party to this agreement shall have one representative on such Trade Council until such time as more than six employers are parties hereto, in which event the number of employers on the Trade Council shall not be increased beyond six and the method of selecting such six representatives shall be vested in the employers then parties hereto, but in no event shall there be more than one representative for any one concern. Additional representatives of the employers may sit in with the Trade Council and take part in ail of its considerations, but having no vote in any matters that may come before the Trade Council. The Amalgamated Textile Workers of America, through the New York, Brooklyn and Queens Silk Ribbon Locals, shall designate a number of representatives equal to the number appointed to represent the employers as above provided, but in no event shall less than four of such appointees representing the union be persons actually employed as weavers in the plants of the employers parties to this agreement and no two of such appointees shall be weavers employed by the same employer. Additional representatives officials of the Amalgamated Textile Workers of American may sit in, but having no vote, but in the event that the employers have present at the Trade Council an attorney at law, the like privilege is granted to the union. The weavers' representatives designated by the Amalgamated
Textile Workers of America as above provided, shall be confirmed and approved by the weavers in the shops of the employers who are signers to this agreement. Each weaver designated as member of the Trade Council must be able to speak English and must have been employed in the shop he represents for a period of not less than one year. But in the event that no suitable representative can be selected who has been so employed for one year or more, the Impartial Chairman may reduce the period of qualification, but in no event to be less than a period of six (6) months. This council shall consider and discuss all matters of general trade policy and shall be presided over by the Impartial Chairman who shall have no vote.' In the event that any matter brought before the Trade Council shall result in a unanimous agreement being reached between the representatives of the employers and the representatives of the weavers, the matter under consideration shall be reduced to writing and shall not be referred to the Impartial Chairman for further consideration and determination. In the event that no unanimous agreement is reached, all matters brought to the attention of the Trade Council shall be referred to the Impartial Chairman, who shall have full power to act in the premises. The trade council by unanimous vote shall select and employ the Impartial Chairman, shall approve the budgets and have full auditing power over all the funds. No action taken by the Trade Council shall be valid unless all of the representatives are present and voting. The Impartial Chairman shall call in the Trade Council in order to assist him in all matters involving questions of trade policy, but the Trade Council may waive this provision.