yellow dog contract

yellow-dog contract

[yel-oh-dawg, -dog]
a contract between a worker and an employer in which, as a condition of employment, the worker agrees not to remain in or join a union.

1915–20, Americanism Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
yellow-dog contract
(US) a contract with an employer, now illegal, in which an employee agreed not to join a trade union during his employment
[C20: from US yellow-dog anti-trade union, from yellow dog mongrel, contemptible person]

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