right to work

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right to work (plural not attested)

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see right,‎ work.
  2. (public policy, law, ethics) The human right (the right of an individual) to have gainful employment.
  3. (US, public policy, law) The prohibition of union security agreements or closed shops; the prohibition of the requirement that those who take on work in a unionised shop join the union or pay it for representing them.


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