Definitions for open shop

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o′pen shop′(n.)

  1. 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.

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  1. open shop(noun)

    a company whose workers are hired without regard to their membership in a labor union


  1. Open shop

    An open shop is a place of employment at which one is not required to join or financially support a union as a condition of hiring or continued employment. Open shop is also known as a merit shop.


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