(18) That the Union agrees that where the employee acts unfairly with the employer that he or she will be disciplined by the Union.
Toronto, August 21st, 1919.
Agreement entered into by Henry Sonneborne & Co., Inc., and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, through its national president and a committee representing the employees of Henry Sonneborne & Co., Inc.
1. Overtime shall be dispensed with so far as possible. Wherever a department or section of a department works overtime the employee shall be paid at the rate of time and one-half for such overtime; in the case of piece workers they shall be paid on the basis of piece rates and one-half for such overtime.
2. Requests for increases shall be taken up in the first instance by the shop chairman elected by the employees of Henry Sonneborne & Co., Inc.; in case of disagreement the matter in dispute shall be referred to the Trade Board as hereinafter provided for. The Trade Board shall make inquiry into the case for such request and shall have power to render a decision.
3. The Trade Board shall be composed of eight representatives elected by the employees of Henry Sonneborne & Co., Inc., members of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, and eight representatives appointed by Henry Sonneborne & Co., Inc., and an Impartial Chairman chosen by mutual agreement of both parties. All complaints that may arise in the shop shall be referred to the Trade Board. Decisions made by the Trade Board may be appealed to the Board of Arbitration as hereinafter provided for.
4. The Board of Arbitration shall be composed of three members, one representing the firm of Henry Sonneborne & Co,, Inc., one representing the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, and the third chosen by mutual agreement to act as Impartial Chairman. Appeals may be made from the Trade Board to the Board of Arbitration. All decisions rendered by the Board of Arbitration shall be final and binding upon both parties to this agreement.
5. It is mutually agreed that complaints affecting wages for "S" work shall be treated separately by the other departments from the Trade Board.
6. It is mutually agreed that all work will be given to the inside shops. If at any time during the life of this agreement it is found that the workers are unable to meet the demands of output in any season or are unable to assure prompt delivery through any increase of business for that season, the firm shall have the right to place extra work in outside shops in order that undue injury, through the cancellation of orders, may be prevented. It is understood, however, that the representatives or agents of the firm having charge of the giving out of such work, shall give preference to outside shops whose workers are members of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. It is further understood that if without undue delay all of such work cannot be placed in such shops, the firm shall have the right to place such work wherever it can be most satisfactorily and speedily handled.
7. Regarding all new help it will be the duty of the employment bureau to ascertain weekly the records of the new workers and establish within three weeks whether the employee is doing satisfactory work. If it is found that the worker is not satisfactory he may be dismissed at the end of three weeks' probationary.
8. Changes in method of production as well as changes of persons from one operation or department to another may be made by the corporation, so long as the individual worker does not suffer through changes. In every case the Shop Chairman shall be notified before such change.
9. All persons employed directly in the manufacture of clothing in the Cutting, Trimming and Tailoring Departments of Henry Sonneborne & Co., Inc., shall be members of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America in good standing.
10. It is understood that the power of discipline and discharge shall remain with the corporation and its agents. It is agreed, however, that at the request of the Shop Chairman, the employee shall remain at work until the Trade Board reviews the case.
11. Whenever an employee shall have absented himself from his accustomed place without giving an acceptable reason, the firm or other officers in charge of his work, or to the shop representative or the foreman of his floor, upon the second business day of his absence a reason therefor must be given the foreman and shop representative by messenger, mail or telephone. Any workers who are absent on account of sickness shall be reinstated in their former position if proper notification is given the foreman and shop chairman within three days. Their former positions shall be given to them if they return within a reasonable time.
12. Standards are to be established by a committee who shall be composed of three representatives of the workers and three representatives of Henry Sonneborne & Co., Inc.; in the event of this agreement the matter in dispute shall be referred to the Trade Board, the work in question shall proceed on the basis of the committee's decision.
13. This agreement to go into effect on January 3,1919, and shall continue in force until January 3, 1921.
14. It is expressly agreed that Dr. Frank K. Goodnow,
Pres. of the Johns Hopkins University, shall continue as Impartial Chairman of the Board of Arbitration.
15. It is expressly agreed that Jacob M. Moses shall continue as Chairman of the Trade Board.
Strouse & Bros., Inc., and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America - Labor Agreement
Agreement entered into by Strouse & Bros., a corporation, and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, through its National President, and a Committee representing the employees of this corporation: