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closed shop

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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.
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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 ?
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.
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.
Column 1 of Table 6 gives the results for the specification with them excluded, i.e., with the interactions with the closed shop variable only included.
24) $3.50 a day for underground miners and a closed shop. Employers refused to grant the closed shop.
A second dimension to legislation relating to trade unions concerned statutory support for the closed shop, which was gradually removed during the 1980s.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Lawwell will keep up the fight to prevent the competition from becoming a closed shop. CELTIC PARK TOILETS Lawwell said a police enquiry is still ongoing but the club are in talks with Rangers over who will pay for the damage.
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.
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.
LETTER FROM THE PAST Closed shops eroding our freedom WE now have the closed shop.