American Plan


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American Plan

A 1920s term for a non-union company. The term derives from a meeting of anti-union employers in Chicago in 1921. These employers agreed to refuse to negotiate with unions; they also required their employees to sign a pledge stating they would not join a union, deeming them "un-American." The American plan resulted in at least a 25% decrease in union membership in the United States between 1921 and 1923.
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Sterling American plans to re-position the complex as a Class A office destination and promote the property as a highly desirable corporate business center.
It also threw into question the 1994 agreement under which North Korea gave up its suspected nuclear-weapons program, as well as American plans to engage the North and bring it out of its isolation.
It was not clear how the prince's statements would affect the American plans, but housing for U.

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