An employment contract, no longer legal, in which an employee agrees not to join a labor union during the term of employment.
An employer-employee contract, now illegal, by which an applicant for a job agrees not to be a labor-union member while employed.
A document required of an employee by the employer, as a condition of employment, in which the employee promises not to join a labor union, with penalty for breach being the termination of employment. Federal laws, including the National Labor Relations Act, have made such contracts illegal.
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Origin of yellow-dog-contract
- So called because such agreements reduced employees to the status of yellow dogs (“worthless things").