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.
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- yellow-billed cuckoo,
- yellow-billed magpie,
- yellow-breasted chat,
- yellow-crowned night heron,
- yellow-eye mullet,
- yellow-fever mosquito,
- yellow-flowered gourd,
- yellow-green algae
Origin of yellow-dog contract
An Americanism dating back to 1915–20
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US a contract with an employer, now illegal, in which an employee agreed not to join a trade union during his employment
Word Origin for yellow-dog contract
C20: from US yellow-dog anti-trade union, from yellow dog mongrel, contemptible person
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