Hiring Hall Law and Legal Definition

A hiring hall is used when a union sends workers to employers as needed. A hiring hall may be managed by a union alone or by an employer and union jointly. There is governmental oversight of hiring halls to help prevent favoritism.

Centralized hiring provides skilled and competent workers on an as- needed basis throughout the peaks and valleys of employer schedules without the cost of maintaining a steady workforce, makes possible the orderly allocation of the workforce within and between sites and allows for the rational promotion of members according to seniority after equitable recruitment and training.