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closed shop

closed shop

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (formerly) an industrial establishment in which there exists a contract between a trade union and the employer permitting the employment of the union's members only. Compare open shop, union shop

closed′ shop′


n.
a business establishment in which union membership is a condition of employment.
[1900–05, Amer.]

closed shop

A firm which allows only union members to be employed operates a closed shop.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.closed shop - a company that hires only union members
company - an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
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The assurance comes against the backdrop of a decision by the bank to close shop in South Africa.
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The state's workers' compensation crisis has become a major issue in the recall campaign and has led some businesses to freeze hiring, fire workers, close shop or leave the state.
the bar owner decides to give up and close shop, so we wait outside for a "dolmus" shuttle back into Adana with Mustapha.