union shop

noun

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

Examples of union shop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among those let go was another internal critic and union shop steward, Christopher Robbins, and Richard Yeh, a radio veteran who had been quoted in The New York Times as criticizing the selection of Ms. Cooper. Ben Smith, New York Times, 23 May 2021 Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama appeared to reject unionization, a major win for the e-commerce giant, which waged a high-profile battle to prevent the facility from turning into its first union shop on U.S. soil. Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2021 Nate Castro, a postal staffer and union shop steward in Florida with more than three decades of experience, said the rationale behind DeJoy's policy changes has been unclear. Arkansas Online, 18 Aug. 2020 Nate Castro, a postal staffer and union shop steward in Florida with more than three decades of experience, said the rationale behind DeJoy’s policy changes has been unclear. Lisa Mascaro And Matthew Daly, chicagotribune.com, 18 Aug. 2020 One is a union shop that has long produced the Plain Dealer. Meg Jamesstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 17 Apr. 2020 Nine of those papers were union shops, according to reporting from NewsReview. Taylor Telford, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Feb. 2020 American Factory is in part a follow-up to Reichert and Bognar's The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant, which captured the last days of the once-thriving union shop. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Jan. 2020 What’s been widely reported about the recent wave of unionization were the immediate, material gains won by insurgent union shops—contracts with salary floors, generous severance packages, paid family leave. Clio Chang, The New Republic, 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of union shop

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Union shop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/union%20shop. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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union shop

noun

Legal Definition of union shop

: a unionized business in which the employer by agreement is free to hire nonmembers as well as members of the union but union membership within a specified time (as 30 days) is a condition of continued employment — compare agency shop, closed shop, open shop

Note: 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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