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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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Where there was no black powder, it was curiously like a Sunday in the City, with the closed shops, the houses locked up and the blinds drawn, the desertion, and the stillness.
Bakers, closed shops, night-cabmen, porters sweeping the pavements flashed past his eyes, and he watched it all, trying to smother the thought of what was awaiting him, and what he dared not hope for, and yet was hoping for.
called the general strike--still fighting for the closed shop.
It wants the closed shop, and, if it can get it by starving you, why, starve you shall.
The young man with his hat slouched over his eyes, still leaning on the arm of the officer, and still wiping from time to time his brow with his handkerchief, was watching in a corner of the Buytenhof, in the shade of the overhanging weather-board of a closed shop, the doings of the infuriated mob, a spectacle which seemed to draw near its catastrophe.
As per FIR, the accused have forcefully closed shops in NLI Market during Dec 21 strike and have threatened shopkeepers of dire consequences in case of opening of their shops.
Some business establishments in the capital city of Tagbilaran closed shops on Saturday morning since these didn't have generator sets.
They pointed out that "the organization cancelled the official working hours and closed shops and prevent passers-by, fearing security operation targeting al-Baghdadi procession in the city of Mosul.
The Ministry added in a statement today that the Minister of Finance, and acting Minister of Commerce and Industry Anas Al-Saleh issued a decree of that matter, as the violations committed by the closed shops harmed the consumers.
1989: The Labour Party, under Neil Kinnock, abandons its policy on trade union closed shops in line with European legislation.
LETTER FROM THE PAST Closed shops eroding our freedom WE now have the closed shop.
If we have closed shops, there will be less reason to visit, and then the problem will just snowball.