SIT-DOWN STRIKE

        Aprotest stoppage in which the workers involved remain at their work - place in contrast to strike where workers leave the plant and establish picket  lines.

SLIDING SCALE

        Wage rates which are automatically adjusted to changes in the selling price of the commodity produced in accordance with a fixed formula.

SOLE BARGAINING

 

The legal or contractual right of a particular union to bargain for all employees, union and nonunion,within the

bargaining unit.(See Collective Bargaining ,Bargaining Unit)

SLOWDOWN

        A deliberate lessening of work effort for a definite purpose and time .In motive a slowdown is similar toa strike and differs from the latter only in degree of stoppage involed.

 

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.

 

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