yellow-dog contract

noun

Definition of yellow-dog contract 

: an employment contract in which a worker disavows membership in and agrees not to join a labor union in order to get a job

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In response to a massive UMWA organizing effort in the area, local mining companies forced miners to sign yellow-dog contracts that bound them never to join a union. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "The Coal Mining Massacre America Forgot," 25 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of yellow-dog contract

1920, in the meaning defined above

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Legal Definition of yellow-dog contract 

see contract

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