open shop

noun

Definition of open shop

  1. :  an establishment in which eligibility for employment and retention on the payroll are not determined by membership or nonmembership in a labor union though there may be an agreement by which a union is recognized as sole bargaining agent

First Known Use of open shop

1903


Law Dictionary

open shop

noun

Legal Definition of open shop

  1. :  an establishment in which eligibility for employment and retention on the payroll are not determined by membership or nonmembership in a labor union though there may be an agreement by which a union is recognized as sole bargaining agent —called also merit shop — compare agency shop, closed shop, union shop


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