open shop

Definition of "open shop"
  1. A place of work where hiring and ongoing employment are not influenced by union membership; however, a union could be recognized as the only negotiating agent
How to use "open shop" in a sentence
  1. The company operates as an open shop, hiring workers regardless of their union affiliations.
  2. Despite being an open shop, the firm still negotiated with a union to determine worker's compensation.
  3. In an open shop setting, Jane was not required to join the labor union to retain her job at the factory.

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