union shop
union shop n: a unionized business in which the employer by agreement is free to hire nonmembers as well as members of the union but union membership within a specified time (as 30 days) is a condition of continued employment compare agency shop, closed shop, open shop
◇ State law determines whether a collective bargaining agreement can have a clause creating a union shop. Many states having right-to-work laws bar union shop agreements.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

union shop
A business in which a majority of the workers have voted to name a union as their certified bargaining agent. Employers may hire nonunion workers, but these workers must join the union within a specified amount of time. Compare: closed shop
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


union shop
A type of business in which an employer is allowed to hire a nonunion worker, who, however, must subsequently join the union in order to be permitted to continue work.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


union shop
A type of business in which an employer is allowed to hire a nonunion worker, who, however, must subsequently join the union in order to be permitted to continue work.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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