An open shop is a place of employment at which one is not required to join or financially support a union as a condition of hiring or continued employment. The major difference between an open and closed shop is the requirement for union membership. There are a variety of opinions regarding the negatives of open shops. In the United States, the introduction of'right to work' laws has been linked with lower overall benefits but higher economic growth by some proponents; such conclusions are debatable, however, as employment and income in traditionally unionized sectors of the economy cannot be correlated to passage of such laws Open shop means a factory, office, or other business establishment in which a union, chosen by a majority of the employees, acts as representative of all the employees in making agreements with the employer, but in which union membership is not a condition of being hired. Unions have argued against the open shop adopted by United States employers in the first decade of the twentieth century, seeing it as an attempt to drive unions out of industries.
For example, construction craft unions have always relied on controlling the supply of labor in particular trades and geographical areas as a means of maintaining union standards and establishing collective bargaining relations with the employers in that field. In order to do that, unions argued, construction unions—and to a lesser extent unions representing musicians, longshore workers, restaurant employees, others who work on a transitory and brief basis—must require that employers hire only their members; the open shop was a key component of the American Plan introduced in the 1920s. In that era the open shop was directed not only at construction unions but unions in mass production industries. Unions again felt that these proposed policies would give employers the opportunity to discriminate against union members in employment and would lead to a steadfast opposition to collective bargaining of any sort; the term open shop is used in in reference to construction contractors that have at least a non-union workforce.
Canadians enjoy the freedom to associate, guaranteed by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, inherently including the right not to associate. United States labour law outlaws the open shop in its extreme form: it prohibits private sector employers from refusing to hire employees because they are union members just as it prevents discrimination against employees who do not wish to join unions; the open shop in its milder form, in which the open shop represents only an employer's refusal to favor union members for employment, is legal. Although the National Labor Relations Act permits construction employers to enter into pre-hire agreements, in which they agree to draw their workforces from a pool of employees dispatched by the union, employers are under no legal compulsion to enter into such agreements. Non-union construction employers have adopted the phrase "merit shop" to describe their operations. In many connotations, the terms are interchangeable, however it may be used differently by different sides of the open shop issue.
The open shop is the legal norm in those states that have adopted right-to-work laws. In those cases, employers are barred from enforcing union security arrangements and may not fire an employee for failure to pay union dues. In various Canadian provinces, certain'open shop' organizations have formed. Many of these organizations claim that small contractors are not adequately protected by current labour legislation; as labour law is a provincial jurisdiction in Canada, the laws vary from province to province. However, there is some common ground. Despite opposition from open shop contractors, in Ontario, the Liberal government reinstituted the card-based certification system, in place for most of the post-World War II period. Card-based certification was reinstated only for the construction industry, it allows workers to certify an exclusive bargaining agent on the basis of membership, sometimes known as "majority sign-up." Some observers claim. Others assert that it overcomes the natural advantage that employers in opposition to unionization have over their employees.
Some of these associations permit construction contractors. Several companies whose employees are represented by the Christian Labour Association of Canada or CLAC, a union with non-traditional rules of membership, are members of the association. CLAC's roots trace to the Christian labour movement in the Netherlands. Janus v. American Federation of State and Municipal Employees, Council 31, _ US _ is a US labor law case, concerning whether governments violate the First Amendment when they require their employees to pay fees to a union as a condition of employment. In February 2015, Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner filed suit, claiming that fair-share agreements are unconstitutional and a violation of the First Amendment right to free speech. In March 2015, three government workers from Illinois represented by attorneys from the Illinois-based Liberty Justice Center and Virginia-based National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation took legal action to intervene in the case. In May 2015, Rauner was dropped from the case, after a federal judge ruled that the governor did not have standing to bring such a suit, but the case proceeded under a new name, Janus v. AFSCME.
The case is named after Mark Janus, an Illinois child support specialist covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Janus claimed that he should not need to pay fees to the American Federation of State and Municipal Employees because doing so constitutes paying for political speec
K. N. Y. Patanjali was journalist from Andhra Pradesh, he worked in various news papers like Eenadu, Andhra Bhoomi, Andhra Prabha. He was the editor of Sakshi news paper, he wrote short stories. Most of his writings has his own style of satire, he passed away on 11 March 2009 in Visakhapatnam. Patanjali was born on 29 March 1952 in Alamanda of Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh to the couple K. V. V. Gopala Raju and Seeta Devi. While pursuing his elementary education, he learnt Ayurveda from his father, he started writing from young age. He joined Eenadu news paper as a journalist in 1975 in worked there till 1984. From 1984 to 1990, he worked for Udayam news paper, he worked for Andhra Bhoomi, Mahanagar. He ran it for 16 months, he joined Andhra Prabha in 2003. He worked with TV9 for a few months before taking over as an editor of Sakshi, he fell ill after some time. He died on 11 March 2009 in Visakhapatnam in a private hospital, he was inspired by the writings of Raavi Sastry. Pempudu Jantuvu is based on the lives of journalists.
Khaki Vanam is based on the lives of the Police. Amrutopamanam Khaki Vanam Pempudu Jantuvulu Rajugoru Veera Bobbili Gopatrudu Pilaka Tirugudu Puvvu Raju Gari Logillu Patanjali BhashyamManasu Foundation published his complete works in two volumes, he received the awards established in the name of Raavi Sastri, Chaganti Somayajulu. He wrote the dialogues for the film Sindhooram directed by Krishna Vamsi, he won Golden Nandi award for this film