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hot cargo n
: products made by nonunion employees or by employees considered to be treated unfairly by their employer
adj : of, relating to, or being an agreement between labor and an employer barring the employer from using or otherwise dealing with the products of another employer whose employees are nonunion NOTE: Hot cargo agreements, clauses, and provisions were outlawed by the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.