yellow-dog contract

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yel·low-dog contract

(yĕl′ō-dôg′, -dŏg′)
n.
An employment contract, no longer legal, in which an employee agrees not to join a labor union during the term of employment.

yellow-dog contract

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) US a contract with an employer, now illegal, in which an employee agreed not to join a trade union during his employment
[C20: from US yellow-dog anti-trade union, from yellow dog mongrel, contemptible person]

yel′low-dog′ con`tract


n.
a preemployment contract with an employer, no longer enforceable, in which a worker agrees not to join a union while employed.
[1915–20, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yellow-dog contract - a labor contract (now illegal) whereby the employee agrees not to join a trade unionyellow-dog contract - a labor contract (now illegal) whereby the employee agrees not to join a trade union
collective agreement, labor agreement, labor contract - contract between labor and management governing wages and benefits and working conditions
References in periodicals archive ?
Until the middle of the 1900s, employers often forced workers to sign what were called yellow dog contracts - that is, workers could not join unions as a condition of continued employment.
The problem is not even with exclusive representation, union security, strikes and yellow dog contracts.