Definition of union shop
: an establishment in which the employer by agreement is free to hire nonmembers as well as members of the union but retains nonmembers on the payroll only on condition of their becoming members of the union within a specified time
First Known Use of union shop
Rhymes with union shop
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Legal Definition of union shop
Additional Notes on union shop
State law determines whether a collective bargaining agreement can have a clause creating a union shop. Many states having right-to-work laws bar union shop agreements.
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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "union shop"
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