The principle of week work is approved. The definite arrangements which shall be worked out jointly under the decision of the Referees during the next year, shall have due regard to the productive value of the individual worker, based on fair and accurate standards.


The Manufacturers' Association and the Union shall cooperate as required by the Referees in seeing that all of their decisions, rulings, promulgations, or disciplinary measures, ate faithfully executed or complied with.


Every worker shall work for, be paid by, and bargain with the firm in whose shop he is employed, and not by any other employee of that firm. This clause relates to the abolishment of inside sub-contracting.

IX a. All workers in outside shops located in Cuyahoga County shall receive the same scale of wages as established by the Referees for the workers in the inside shops. No employer of the Association shall knowingly continue to give work to any such outside shop which does not maintain this scale, or which otherwise fails to abide by any awards, rulings, or decisions of the Referees or which shall refuse to submit a dispute to the Referees or their representative.

b. The representative of the Referees may hear any complaint as to such shops or contractors, and where he finds that the standard is not being lived up to in any such outside shop, he may forbid the letting of any further contracts by any of the manufacturers to such outside contractor until the contractor shall have paid up all the back pay owing under the Referees' wage-scale, or have made such other restitution as may be necessary to bring him into line with the aforesaid standards.

c. The Referees shall have authority to decide any complaint with respect to any shop in the vicinity of Cleveland doing work for any Manufacturer, party to this agreement, giving due consideration to the proper interests of the parties to this agreement.


A Joint Board of Sanitary Control may be created by the Referees.


a. This agreement shall be so administered that the position of neither of the parties to it shall be intentionally weakened. On the contrary, it is expressly understood that each party shall assist so far as possible in maintaining the integrity of the other.

b. Any member of either group guilty of violating this agreement shall be disciplined on order of the Referees.


During the slack periods, the work shall be distributed among all the workers of a given shop, or of a given division of that shop, as equitably as possible.


This Agreement shall remain in force until December 31st, 1921, and shall be automatically renewed for another year, and so on for each succeeding year, subject only to the right of either party to terminate it on December 31st, 1921, or on December 31st, of any succeeding year, by giving written notice at least three months before the end of such year. Either party may, upon similar notice, at such periods, suggest amendments or a reconsideration of the terms of the Agreement as a whole, in which case the Referees shall call the parties into conference during the three months' period, and whatever changes may be agreed on, shall become effective at the beginning of the next yearly period.


There shall be no strikes or lockouts during the life of this Agreement, unless previously authorized by the Referees.


The expenses of the Referees and their representative in administering this Agreement shall be borne equally by the Union and the Manufacturers' Association by making such deposits to the order of the Referees as from time to time may be required by them.

December 18th, 1919.

Agreement between The Associated Clothing Manufacturers and The Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America

Williston, Sections 1654-1656.

Whereas the parties hereto desire to enter into an agreement for the following purposes:-

(a) To operate preferential Union Shops;

(b) To adopt the principle of collective bargaining;

(c) To submit to arbitration in case of disputes;

(d) For promoting the best interests of the clothing industry;

(e) For the creation and maintenance of friendly and harmonious relations, co-operation and good will, between employers and employees;

(f) For fixing and adjusting wages and working hours;

(g) For the prevention of strikes, stoppages of work, lockouts, etc.; (h) For the amicable settlement of all grievances, controversies, and disputes which might arise between both parties; (i) For the maintenance of high order of discipline and efficiency, by the willing co-operation of the union and workers; (j) For the maintenance of good standards of workmanship and conduct; (k) For the assurance of proper quantity, quality and cost of production. It is hereby agreed:-

(1) That this agreement shall be effective from the date of ratification by both parties and shall continue in force until

June 1st, 1920; and from year to year thereafter unless notice shall be given in writing by either party to the other intimating amendment or abrogation, within 30 days prior to June 1st.

(2) That during the life of this agreement there shall be no lock-outs, strikes or stoppages of work either in the factory or in any section thereof concerning any matter in controversy or any grievance of any kind whatsoever.

(3) That forty-four hours will constitute a week's work in the shops of the members of the Associated Clothing Manufacturers, with the exception of the House of Hobberlin, where forty hours will constitute a week's work.

(4) That overtime shall be dispensed with as far as possible, but when overtime is necessary in a department or section of department, the employees engaged shall be paid at the rate of time and one-half. Double time will be paid for work done on legal federal holidays.