Definition of union shop in English:

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union shop

Pronunciation: /ˈyo͞onyən ˈSHäp/


A place of work where employers may hire nonunion workers who must join a labor union within an agreed time. Compare with closed shop, open shop.
Example sentences
  • In the last decade alone, more than 40 design and craftsmanship awards have honored the work produced by the union shop's 160 employees.
  • And it costs about $6 an hour more for every one of your employees if you decide to become a union shop.
  • Marina Gutierrez is one of very few women in Central America who has organized a sweatshop into a union shop, and not just once, but three times.
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