from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An establishment in which a union represents all employees regardless of union membership and requires that nonmembers pay union dues or fees.

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  • noun A place of employment in which a union receives dues or the equivalent for all employees excluding management, and bargains for all such employees whether or not they are members of the union.


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