open shop


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open shop

n.
A place or policy of employment that does not permit discrimination against employees based on membership or nonmembership in a labor union.

open shop

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) an establishment in which persons are hired and employed irrespective of their membership or nonmembership of a trade union. Compare closed shop, union shop

o′pen shop′


n.
a business establishment in which a union acts as representative of all the employees but in which union membership is not a condition of employment.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.open shop - a company whose workers are hired without regard to their membership in a labor union
company - an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
References in classic literature ?
As Alpatych was driving out of the gate he saw some ten soldiers in Ferapontov's open shop, talking loudly and filling their bags and knapsacks with flour and sunflower seeds.
You've eroded my eardrums with your endless gabble for the open shop and the right of a man to work.
In a certain city of the country it had over forty of its "Army" in the headquarters of the Telegraph Trust, and no message of importance to Socialists ever went through that a copy of it did not go to the "Appeal." It would print great broadsides during the campaign; one copy that came to Jurgis was a manifesto addressed to striking workingmen, of which nearly a million copies had been distributed in the industrial centers, wherever the employers' associations had been carrying out their "open shop" program.
On one of the opposite angles stood Squire Brown's stables and kennel, with their backs to the road, over which towered a great elm- tree; on the third stood the village carpenter and wheelwright's large open shop, and his house and the schoolmaster's, with long low eaves, under which the swallows built by scores.
He trotted off to the open shop of a kunjri, a low-caste vegetable-seller, which lay opposite the belt-tramway line down the Motee Bazar.
Open shop construction simply means that both union and non-union contractors are provided an opportunity to bid for work on a construction job.
The precursors to today's right-to-work movement, advocates of the open shop in the Progressive Era argued that honest workers should have the right to choose whether or not to join a union free from all pressure.
On whether this is true or not will be known once the Bulls open shop in October.
The new retail space is expected to motivate specialist food and craft traders to open shop in town.
A spokes person of Markazi Anjuman Tajran Naveed Kanwal said that in the past all shops were closed down before Iftari and only during the third Aashra of Ramazan they were opened till late night but this year, in view of extreme heat, we decided to open shop tills midnight for the facilitation of customers.
The voice of Canada's open shop construction associations praised the federal government for including in its Budget Implementation Act repeal of the Depression-era Fair Wages and Hours of Labour Act.
"My neighbour shopkeepers are telling me not to open shop or I will be fined Dh5,000," he said.