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they fail to reach a satisfactory agreement within seven working days a fifth member shall be chosen by these four and the majority report of the Board so constituted shall be final and binding.

In order to receive the benefits of arbitration the employe or employes must continue in the service and under the orders of the employer pending a conference and decision.

In case any member refuses to comply with this recommendation within thirty days after the dispute arises he shall be denied the support of this Association unless it shall approve the action of said member.

WAGES.

Employers shall be free to employ foundry operatives at such wages as may be mutually agreed upon, said rates to be governed by local or shop conditions.

In the operation of piece work, premium plan or contract system now in force or to be extended or established in the future, this Association will not countenance any conditions of wages which are not just or which will not allow a workman of average efficiency to earn at least a fair wage.

Notice

Any foundry or machine shop worker who desires regularly to receive The Review is invited (if his name is not already on the mailing list) to mail a post card to the office of The Review, 915 Hammond Building, Detroit, Mich., giving his name, and address to which The Review is to be mailed, upon the understanding that he incurs no expense or obligation by receiving the same,

The Review, the official organ of the N. F. A. and N. M. T. A., desires to have all molders and coremakers and machinists fully acquainted with the policy and purpose of these two Associations,

New applicants should state whether they are employed in the machine shop or foundry.

DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES.

National Metal Trades Association,

We, the Members of the National Metal Trades Association, declare the following to be our principles, which shall govern us in our relation with our employes:

CONCERNING EMPLOYES. 1. Since we, as employers, are responsible for the work turned out by our workmen, we must have full discretion to designate the men we consider competent to perform the work and to determine the conditions under which the work shall be prosecuted, the question of the competency of the men being determined solely by us. While disavowing any intention to interfere with the proper functions of labor organizations, we will not admit of any interference with the management of our business.

STRIKES AND LOCKOUTS. 2. Disapproving absolutely of strikes and lockouts, the members of this Association will not arbitrate any question with men on strike; neither will this Association countenance a lockout on any arbitrable question unless arbitration has failed.

RELATIONS OF EMPLOYES. 3. No discrimination will be made against any man because of his membership in any society or organization. Every workman who elects to work in a shop will be required to work peaceably and harmoniously with all his fellow employes.

APPRENTICES, ETC. 4. The number of apprentices, helpers and handymen to be employed will be determined solely by the employer.

METHODS AND WAGES. 5. Employers shall be free to employ their work-people at wages mutually satisfactory. We will not permit employes to

place any restriction on the management, methods or production of our shops, and will require a fair day's work for a fair day's pay.

Employes will be paid by the hourly rate, by premium system, piece work or contract, as the employers may elect.

FREEDOM OF EMPLOYMENT.

6. It is the privilege of the employe to leave our employ whenever he sees fit, and it is the privilege of the employer to discharge any workman when he sees fit.

7. The above principles being absolutely essential to the successful conduct of our business, they are not subject to arbitration.

ARBITRATION.

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In case of disagreement concerning matters not covered by the foregoing declaration, we advise our members to meet their employes, either individually or collectively, and endeavor to adjust the difficulty on a fair and equitable basis. In case of inability to reach a satisfactory adjustment, we advise that they submit the question to arbitration by a board composed of six per. sons, three to be chosen by the employer and three to be chosen by the employe or employes. In order to receive the benefits of arbitration, the employe or employes must continue in the service and under the orders of the employer pending a decision.

In case any member refuses to comply with this recommendalion he shall be denied the support of this Association unless it shall approve the action of said member.

8. Hours and wages being governed by local conditions, shall be arranged by the local Association in each district.

In the operation of piece work, premium plan or contract system now in force or to be extended or established in the future, this Association will not countenance any conditions of wages which are not just, or which will not allow a workman of average cfficiency to earn at least a fair wage.

Adopted June 18, 1901.

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