closed shop


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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"
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
KARACHI: A milk crisis has emerged in the country's biggest city as the majority of retailers have closed shop.
He estimates that around 12 of his neighbors have closed shop in the past few months, pointing to closed storefronts across the courtyard of the gold souks.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Lawwell will keep up the fight to prevent the competition from becoming a closed shop.
Unfortunately, the Friends of Shepley is also a closed shop with many members of the community, including local councillors, frozen out from expressing their opinions.
ALEX DE WITT: I feel theatre is a closed shop these days due to the rise of the MFA programs.
And asked if the top four is a closed shop, summer signing Milner said: "Two years ago Liverpool nearly won the title, so it's not that closed.
The Spar shop on Chester Road, Flint was targeted after thieves hurled a brick through the window of the closed shop.