adjective Date: 1949 opposing or banning the closed shop and the union shop

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  • right-to-work — right′ to work′ adj. cvb of or pertaining to the right of workers to be employed whether or not they belong to a labor union • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

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  • right-to-work — /ruyt teuh werrk /, adj. of or pertaining to the right of workers to gain or keep employment whether or not they belong to a labor union. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • Right-to-work law — Right to work laws are statutes enforced in twenty two U.S. states, mostly in the southern or western U.S., allowed under provisions of the Taft Hartley Act, which prohibit agreements between trade unions and employers making membership or… …   Wikipedia

  • right-to-work laws — State laws permitted by section 14(b) of the TAFT HARTLEY ACT that provide in general that employees are not required to join a union as a condition of getting or retaining a job. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. right… …   Law dictionary

  • right to work laws — n. A law in many states preventing arrangements between labor and management to require that a person must join a union in order to be employed by the business. See also open shop. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • right to work state — A state that has a law prohibiting union security agreements. Category: Employment Law & HR → Employee Rights Category: Employment Law & HR → Human Resources Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009 …   Law dictionary

  • right-to-work law — a state law making it illegal to refuse employment to a person for the sole reason that he or she is not a union member. [1955 60, Amer.] * * * In the U.S., any state law forbidding various union security measures, particularly the union shop,… …   Universalium

  • National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation — The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is a charitable organization that provides free legal assistance to employees who claim that their civil rights have been violated by compulsory unionism.[1][2] The Foundation was founded in… …   Wikipedia

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