right-to-work laws
State laws permitted by section 14(b) of the TAFT-HARTLEY ACT that provide in general that employees are not required to join a union as a condition of getting or retaining a job.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


right-to-work laws
State laws permitted by section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act that provide in general that employees are not required to join a union as a condition of getting or retaining a job.

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  • right to work laws — n. A law in many states preventing arrangements between labor and management to require that a person must join a union in order to be employed by the business. See also open shop. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • Right-to-work law — Right to work laws are statutes enforced in twenty two U.S. states, mostly in the southern or western U.S., allowed under provisions of the Taft Hartley Act, which prohibit agreements between trade unions and employers making membership or… …   Wikipedia

  • right-to-work law — a state law making it illegal to refuse employment to a person for the sole reason that he or she is not a union member. [1955 60, Amer.] * * * In the U.S., any state law forbidding various union security measures, particularly the union shop,… …   Universalium

  • Right to work — The Right to work is the concept that people have a human right to work, and may not be prevented from doing so. The right to work is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recognised in international human rights law through… …   Wikipedia

  • right-to-work — ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷ adjective : relating to, having, or being a state law banning the closed shop and the union shop right to work laws a right to work state * * * /ruyt teuh werrk /, adj. of or pertaining to the right of workers to gain or keep… …   Useful english dictionary

  • right to work —  Rule allowing employees to work without being required to join a union. Most Southern states in the United States have “ right to work” laws …   American business jargon

  • right-to-work — ☆ right to work [rīt′tə wʉrk′ ] adj. designating or of laws or legislation prohibiting the union shop …   English World dictionary

  • National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation — The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is a charitable organization that provides free legal assistance to employees who claim that their civil rights have been violated by compulsory unionism.[1][2] The Foundation was founded in… …   Wikipedia

  • right — / rīt/ n [Old English riht, from riht righteous] 1 a: qualities (as adherence to duty or obedience to lawful authority) that together constitute the ideal of moral propriety or merit moral approval b: something that is morally just able to… …   Law dictionary

  • Right to know — is the legal principle that the individual has the right to know the chemicals to which they may be exposed in their daily living. It is embodied in federal law in the United States as well as in local laws in several states. Right to Know laws… …   Wikipedia

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