Definition: is a factory, office or other kind of enterprise that either: a) doesn’t include a provision demanding workers to enlist in a union in its conditions of employment, even though a union exists and is responsible for negotiating with the employer on the behalf of all workers, b) doesn’t acknowledge or cooperate with a workers union, or c) in which the employees have yet to establish a union that would represent and protect their interests.
In a Sentence:
I’m worried about joining an open shop firm such as Re-Stock, as I can’t control how well my interests will be protected.
The current state of the local business climate in Turkey motivates the majority of local enterprises to opt for the open shop form.
During the job interview, the interviewer informed Livingston that Ruby Dust runs its factory using an open shop structure so it doesn’t and won’t have a union.
Synonyms and related words: union, terms and conditions, closed shop, employment