hot cargo

noun
hot car·​go

Legal Definition of hot cargo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: products made by nonunion employees or by employees considered to be treated unfairly by their employer

hot cargo

adjective

Legal Definition of hot cargo (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being an agreement between labor and an employer barring the employer from using or otherwise dealing with the products of another employer whose employees are nonunion

Note: Hot cargo agreements, clauses, and provisions were outlawed by the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.

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“Hot cargo.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/hot%20cargo. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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