hiring hall

noun

Definition of hiring hall 

: a union-operated placement office where registered applicants are referred in rotation to jobs

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That was the reason given for firing head coach Rick Carlisle and hiring Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown before the ’03-04 season. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, "NBA superteams haven't won all the championships: 5 surprise winners," 9 July 2018 Varsity South River hires Hall as boys basketball coach After leading the Annapolis junior varsity boys basketball team to an unbeaten season and a county championship last year, Darren Hall has been hired to coach the South River varsity. baltimoresun.com, "Digest (June 29): McDonogh, UMBC alumnus Kansaye joining Loyola Maryland men's soccer coaching staff," 29 June 2018 So far, the challengers to incumbent Republicans like Jeff Flake and Dean Heller seem to have been brought out of the wingnut hiring hall for retreads. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Where the Power Lies," 17 Oct. 2017 Of course, the vast majority of residential solar companies do not hire union labor through hiring halls. Jessica Goodheart, Slate Magazine, "Have Solar Panel Companies Grown Too Quickly?," 13 Apr. 2017

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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hiring hall

noun

Legal Definition of hiring hall 

: a union-operated placement office where registered applicants are referred to jobs usually in the order of their registration

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