This agreement is to govern the relationship between employers’ associations and unions of white collar employees as well.
Berlin, November 15, 1918.
Union of German Employers’ Associations
Association of German Metal Industrialists
Employers’ Association for the Northwestern Regional Group of the Association of German Iron and Steel Industrialists
Coal Mining Federation
Association of German Railcar Manufacturers
Employers’ Association of the German Textile Industry
Berlin Chemical Industry Employers’ Association
Employers’ Association of the German Paper, Pulp, Cellulose, and Wood Products Industry
National Association of the German Piano Industry and Allied Trades
Employers’ Alliance for the German Building Trade
Employers’ Protective Association for German Locksmiths and Allied Trades
Alliance of Berlin Employers’ Associations
Central Federation of German Employers in the Transport, Trade, and Transportation Industries
Protective Association of German Lithographers
Upper Silesian Mining and Ironworks Association, Kattowitz
Association of German Iron and Steel Industrialists, Main Executive Board, Berlin
Association of German Iron and Steel Industrialists, Eastern Group, Kattowitz
Central Federation of the German Electro-technical Industry
Employers’ Protective Association for the German Wood Industry
Employers’ Federation for the Pipe-Fitting Trade
General German Employers’ Protective Federation for the Baking Trade
General Commission of German Unions
General Federation of German Christian Unions
Federation of German Craftworkers’ Unions
Polish Trade Union
Association of Business Federations
Association of Independent Clerical Workers
Association of Technical Federations
Dr. Sorge, Hilger, Hugo Stinnes, Vögler, Beukenberg, Hugenberg, Springorum, von Raumer, von Rieppel, Dietrich, Paul Westermayer, Dr. Tänzler, Avellis, Schrey, Lammers, Paul Mangers, Dr. Emil Franke, Karl Friedrich von Siemens, Rathenau, Ernst von Borsig, Albert Müller, Ernst Purschian, Deutsch, C. Legien, A. Stegerwald, Gustav Hartmann, Hugo Sommer, Dr. Pfirrmann, Dr. Höfle.
English translation courtesy of Prof. William Patch. Some additions made by GHDI staff.
Source of original German text: Gerald Feldman and Irmgard Steinisch, Industrie und Gewerkschaften 1918-1924, Die überforderte Zentralarbeitsgemeinschaft. Stuttgart: Schriftenreihe der Vierteljahreshefte für Zeitgeschichte, n. 50. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1985, pp. 135-37.