union shop


noun

a shop, business establishment, or part thereof, in which terms and conditions of employment for all employees are fixed by agreement between the employer and a labor union.
a shop, business, etc., in which membership in a union is made a condition of employment, but in which the employer may hire nonunion workers provided that they become members after a stated period, usually 30 days.

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Origin of union shop

First recorded in 1900–05
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British Dictionary definitions for union shop

union shop

noun

(formerly) an establishment whose employment policy is governed by a contract between employer and a trade union permitting the employment of nonunion labour only on the condition that such labour joins the union within a specified time periodCompare open shop, closed shop
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Cultural definitions for union shop

union shop

A business or industry in which all new workers must join a labor union after a specified period of time. (See closed shop and right-to-work laws.)

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