Chapter 3. Class Of Labor Employed; Labor Union Insignia of California Labor Code >> Division 2. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 3.
As used in this chapter "label" includes label, imprint,
trade-mark, tag, stamp, inscription, or other device.
A person engaged in the production, manufacture, or sale of
any article of merchandise in this state, shall not, by any label
placed or impressed upon such article, or upon its container,
misrepresent or falsely state any of the following as to the
production of such article:
(a) The kind, character, or nature of the labor employed.
(b) The extent of the labor employed.
(c) The number or kind of persons exclusively employed.
(d) That a particular or distinctive class or character of
laborers was wholly and exclusively employed, when in fact another
class, or character, or distinction of laborers was used or employed
either jointly or in anywise supplementary to such exclusive class,
character, or distinction of laborers.
Violation of any provision of this section is a misdemeanor
punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor
more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment for not
less than 20 nor more than 90 days, or both.
Any person engaged in the production, manufacture, or sale of
any article of merchandise in this state, or any person engaged in
the performance of any acts or services of a private, public, or
quasi-public nature for profit, who willfully misrepresents or
falsely states that members of trades unions, labor associations, or
labor organizations were engaged or employed in the manufacture,
production, or sale of such article or in the performance of such
acts or services, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of
not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment in
the county jail for not more than 90 days, or both.
As used in this chapter "forge" means forge, reproduce, copy,
imitate, or counterfeit.
Any trade union, labor association, or labor organization,
organized and existing in this State, which has adopted and
registered a label or trademark in accordance with the law of this
State, has the exclusive right to the ownership, use, and control of
such label or trademark.
Any person who, without having an unrevoked written authority
from such trade union, labor association or labor organization,
willfully forges or procures to be forged such label or trademark,
with intent to sell or assist other persons to sell, any goods to
which such forged label is affixed as having been made, manufactured,
or produced in whole or in part by labor, laborers, or employees who
are members of, or allied or associated with, such trade union,
labor association, or labor organization, is guilty of a misdemeanor,
punishable by a fine not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or
imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both.
Any person who willfully uses or displays the genuine label,
trademark, insignia, seal, device, or form of advertisement of any
association or labor union, in any manner not authorized by such
association or labor organization or not in conformity with the
bylaws thereof, is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not
exceeding two hundred dollars ($200) or imprisonment for not more
than three months, or both.
Any person who wilfully uses the card of any labor union to
obtain aid, assistance, or employment, unless entitled to use such
card under the rules and regulations of a labor union within this
State is guilty of a misdemeanor.
Any person who willfully wears the button of any labor union
of this state, unless entitled to wear the button under the rules of
such union, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and is punishable by
imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 20 days or by a
fine of not more than forty dollars ($40), or by both fine and