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union shop

n.
A business or industrial establishment whose employees are required to be union members or to agree to join the union within a specified time after being hired. Also called closed shop.
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union shop

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (formerly) an establishment whose employment policy is governed by a contract between employer and a trade union permitting the employment of nonunion labour only on the condition that such labour joins the union within a specified time period. Compare open shop, closed shop
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un′ion shop`


n.
a shop, business, etc., in which membership in a union is made a condition of employment, but in which the employer may hire nonunion workers provided that they become members after a stated period, usu. 30 days.
[1900–05]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.union shop - a company allowed to hire nonunion workers on the condition that they will join the union within a specified time
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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