SOCIAL UNIONISM

 

 

Unions which look beyoun immediate objectives to try toreform social conditions and which also consider

OPEN UNION

 

A union which accepts into membership any qualified person employed in the trade or industry over which the union has jurisdiction; a union whose initiation fees are not prohibitve and whose membership rules are not restrictive as to race, sex, etc.

 

OPEN-END AGREEMENT

 

A collective bargaining agreement which has n fixed termination date but which is effect indefinite, subject to a specified number of days’ notice by either party the it considers the agreement at an end.

SENIORITY

        

          Employment rights and privileges based on length of service ; the measure of a claim ,in relation to other employees ,to particular job or to employment within a plant any division in a plant .(see also Layoff.)

OPEN SHOP

Theoretically, a shop where both union and nonunion members are employed. Before union discrimination became illegal, the so-called “open shop” campaigns conducted by employers were in reality an effort to keep unions and union members out of their plants, “Open shop” thereupon became a term of derision, unions claiming it signified “closed to union members.”

 

NONCONTRIBUTORY WELFARE PLAN

 

A health or pension program for the benefit of employees which is financed entirely by the employer.

 

MOONLIGHTING

Working more than one job.

MODIFIED UNION SHOP

A provision in the union contract requiring all new employees to join the union and requiring all workers already in the union to remain as union members.

 

PORTAL - TO - PARTAL PAY

 

        Payment for time spent to company premises in getting to and from the work place ; for example in mining, the computation of hours work to include travel time bettween the mine entry and place of work of each miner.

MERIT INCREASE

 

A wage increase granted to an individual worker because of his improved efficiency or quality of work in contrast to a longevity increase based on length of service, or a promotion increase due to a transfer to a more highly paid job, or an increase resulting from a general rise in wage levels.

 

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