yellow-dog contract

yellow-dog contract
noun Date: 1920 an employment contract in which a worker disavows membership in and agrees not to join a labor union in order to get a job

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  • yellow dog contract — n. An employment contract that threatens to fire an employee if he or she joins a labor union, prohibited under most laws and unenforceable in court. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney… …   Law dictionary

  • yellow–dog contract — see contract Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • yellow-dog contract — An agreement in which an employer forbids an employee to join a labor union. Yellow dog contracts are unenforceable. Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations Category: Employment Law & HR Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill,… …   Law dictionary

  • yellow-dog contract — ☆ yellow dog contract [yel′ōdôg΄ ] n. an employer employee contract, now illegal, by which an applicant for a job agrees not to be a labor union member while employed …   English World dictionary

  • Yellow-dog contract — A yellow dog contract (or a yellow dog contract or a yellow dog clause [ [ definition] ] of a contract) is an agreement between an employer and an employee in which the employee… …   Wikipedia

  • yellow-dog contract — /yel oh dawg , dog / a contract between a worker and an employer in which, as a condition of employment, the worker agrees not to remain in or join a union. [1915 20, Amer.] * * * ▪ labour       agreement between an employer and an employee in… …   Universalium

  • yellow-dog contract — noun a labor contract (now illegal) whereby the employee agrees not to join a trade union • Hypernyms: ↑labor contract, ↑labor agreement, ↑collective agreement * * * noun : a contract of employment in which a worker disavows membership in and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • yellow-dog contract — yel′low dog′ con tract n. bus a preemployment contract with an employer, no longer enforceable, in which a worker agrees not to join a union while employed • Etymology: 1915–20, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • yellow dog contract — employment contract between a worker and an employer wherein an employee agrees not to join a labor union …   English contemporary dictionary

  • yellow-dog contract —    An employment contract in which the employer forbids the employee to join a laor union. Such contracts are not legally enforceable …   Business law dictionary

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