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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 Koinex exchange said it has been forced to close shop because of the ban on banking relationships for crypto firms.
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WICHITA -- After three years, the local Wichita chapter of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays has decided to close shop. "After much discussion and thought, the board of Wichita PFLAG has decided to suspend our charter with PFLAG, and we will no longer be meeting as Wichita PFLAG," president Brian Sutton wrote in an e-mail informing supporters of the decision.
He said most businesses might decide to just close shop, relocate or "be compelled to raise prices." MSMEs make up 97 percent of the 67,000 business establishments in Quezon City, according to Balita.
Maki and his group of dedicated volunteers will rise to yet another challenge should the perogy business close shop.