open-shop

open shop

noun
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:
1895–1900

open-shop, adjective
anti-open-shop, noun
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open shop
 
n
closed shop Compare union shop an establishment in which persons are hired and employed irrespective of their membership or nonmembership of a trade union

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open shop definition


A business that employs both unionized and nonunionized labor.

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