Hot-Cargo Agreement Law and Legal Definition

Hot-cargo agreement is a voluntary agreement between a union and a neutral employer. In this agreement, a neutral employer agrees to pacify another employer with whom a union has a dispute. The neutral employer also agrees to cease or refrain from using, selling, transporting, and dealing in any of the products of an employer that the union has labeled as unfair. However, hot-cargo agreement was abolished by the Landrum-Griffin Act of 1959.

The following is an example of a case law defining hot-cargo agreement :

Hot-cargo agreement is an agreement between an employer and a union in which the employer agrees not to handle or work on any freight or product coming from another person with whom the union has a dispute. [Balicer v. International Longshoremen's Asso., 364 F. Supp. 205, 212 (D.N.J. 1973)]