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American Plan

Definition of the noun american plan

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  1. a hotel plan that includes three meals daily
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • more generic terms: hotel plan / meal plan = a plan and a room rate for providing a room and meals to guests at a hotel
    • more specific term: modified American plan = a hotel plan that includes breakfast and dinner


The American Plan is the term that most U.S. employers in the 1920s used to describe their policy of refusing to negotiate with unions. The policy promoted union-free "open shops," where workers would not be required to join a labor union. It was endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturers in 1920. As a consequence of companies' promoting the "American Plan," as well as Supreme Court decisions hostile to labor, union membership shrank from 5.1 million in 1920 to 3.6 million by 1929. Employers called this a yellow-dog contract.

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Google previewA Dictionary of Travel and Tourism Terminology (2005)

by Allan Beaver

org American Plan (AP) Full pension or full board - hotel accommodation inclusive ...

Google previewWorkers in America: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2013)

by Robert E. Weir

AMERICAN PLAN The American Plan is the name given to an employer-led open-shop movement. It emerged in 1921, when representatives from both houses of Congress, manufacturers associations, and organizations such as the National ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Hospitality Management 2nd Edition (2012)

by Abraham Pizam

American plan – this refers to a room rate, which is all-inclusive. This rate includes the room charges as well as three meals per ...

Google previewDictionary of American History (1978)

With the Complete Text of the Constitution of the United States by Michael Rheta Martin, Leonard Gelber

"American Plan." See "Open Shoppism" and "Welfare Capitalism. American Railway Express Company. Organized in 1918 as a merger of the United States Express Company and the American Express Company. In 1929 it was absorbed by ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Hospitality Management (2010)

by Abraham Pizam, Judy Holcomb

They are as follows: • American plan: A room rate, which is all-inclusive.

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Keynesian Economics, Second edition (2013)

by Thomas Cate

The American plan – less bold and elegant ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary from the Great War to the Great Depression (2013)

by Neil A. Wynn

AMERICAN PLAN. The “American Plan” was a program launched in 1919 by the National Association of Manufacturers to combat the wartime gains of labor organizations and restore the “open shop.” The determination of employers to resist ...

Google previewAdvance Dictionary of Tourism (1997)

by Ascem Anand

American Plan. Where the guest is paying for bad and board or in other words for accommodation and all meals. A modified American plan is when one is paying for the accommodation with breakfast and dinner (lunch, own 9 American ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1977)

Volume 22 - Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Libraries: to Plantin: Christopher by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour, Jay E. Daily

It is not the purpose of this article to analyze the reasons for these phenomena, but it is simply sufficient to mention that both the Farmington Plan, which was a major European gathering plan, and the LACAP, a major Latin American plan, were ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Banking and Finance (2013)

by John Clark

American Plan Also known as the white plan or the Bretton Woods Agreement, a proposal to encourage international trade by fixing international currency conversion rates and enabling those currencies to be freely converted. See also Bretton ...

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Demonstration for health care in front of the Hale Boggs Federal Building, Poydras Street, New Orleans

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