open (adjective, o-pen, \ ˈoʊpən \) shop (noun, shop, \ ʃɑːp \)
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