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Open Shop

A business in which union and nonunion workers are employed. A business in which union membership is not a condition of securing or maintaining employment.

The term open shop is frequently used to imply that the operator of this type of shop is, in effect, exercising discrimination against trade unions and hampering their advancement through the employment of nonunion employees.


Labor Union.

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org) points out, but open-shop contractors and subcontractors are required to prove they are in compliance both before bidding and during construction by submitting certified payroll records.
Moore, had previously argued - after the matter was brought to the attention of the federal agency by the anti-PLA, open-shop Merit Construction Alliance - that the city did not need a waiver because the PLA was signed before the order took effect.
The Building Trades Organizing Project (BTOP), a labor-union organization funded by the AFL-CIO, is targeting Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) members in Las Vegas with a campaign to force open-shop contractors to become unionized -- even against the expressed wishes of their workers.
Whether the open-shop requirement extends to the medical-clinical building that is to be a union-only project is open to debate.
WORCESTER - Nonunion construction workers are being shut out of the $563 million CitySquare downtown redevelopment project in violation of federal rules, according to a group that represents open-shop construction companies in Massachusetts.