Definitions for "open shop"
A company or factory for which employment is not restricted to a particular trade union membership.
A workplace where employees are free and unencumbered in doing their jobs without regard for whether they belong to a union or not. In an open shop union and non-union employees are free to work in direct contact with one another under the protection of right-to-work laws. definition of open shop defined definition of right-to-work shop defined definition of open-shop operations defined
A unionized company that does not require employees to become a union member as a condition of their continued employment.