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open shop

a factory, office, or other business establishment in which a union, chosen by a majority of the employees, acts as representative of all the employees in making agreements with the employer, but in which union membership is not a condition of employment.
Origin of open shop
Related forms
open-shop, adjective
anti-open-shop, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for open shop
  • But those who cannot afford a counter in the tower open shop on the pavement outside.
  • They don't, in the open shop environment, have the advantage of the formal schooling.
  • It was neither illegal nor unusual for the employer to propose an open shop among its first proposals in bargaining.
  • Businesses will be less likely to invest and open shop in a country that seems unwilling or unable to balance its books.
  • The meeting decided unanimously to stand by the open shop and to reject al overtures look ing to the overthrow of the open shop.
British Dictionary definitions for open shop

open shop

an establishment in which persons are hired and employed irrespective of their membership or nonmembership of a trade union Compare closed shop, union shop
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open shop in Culture

open shop definition

A business that employs both unionized and nonunionized labor.

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