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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
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closed′ shop′


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

A firm which allows only union members to be employed operates a closed shop.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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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References in classic literature ?
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. And then you have the effrontery to stand here face to face and tell me that you never got labour down and gouged it.
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.
THESE are the shocking pictures of closed shops in Birmingham city centre, revealing the growing crisis gripping the high street.
I went to two shops and counted at least a dozen closed shops.
The firm has closed shops and pulled out of department stores as it targets high-end shoppers again.
The subcommittee of the Senate House Committee met at Parliament Lodges on Tuesday to discuss the closed shops, which are meant to facilitate lawmakers residing in Parliament Lodges.
A person wearing a burqa was seen firing shots at closed shops of Faisalabad's Noor Pura Bazaar during the early hours of Monday.While the residents of the area were left terrified, the police are yet to determine the motive behind the incident.
A large number of settlers broke into the village after midnight Saturday and stayed there until dawn, the statement said, adding that Israeli occupation forces stormed the town, placed a curfew, closed shops, and set up makeshift barriers at the crossroads to ensure the safe passage for settlers in order to perform their Talmudic rituals in the holy shrines in the area.