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.
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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]
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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.]
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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
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While defining terms ranging from addendum to yellow-dog contract, he explains how to write a contract or contract provision, provisions that should be in contracts, and types that should be put in writing.
A yellow-dog contract is an agreement between an employer and a worker that, as a condition of obtaining and continuing employment, the worker will abstain from any involvement with a labor union (i.e., the worker will remain union-free).
They differ in no respect from the 'yellow-dog contract' which prohibits the individual worker from joining a union and which is commonly prohibited by the law (ibid.).