closed shop

closed shop
noun
a company that hires only union members
Hypernyms: ↑company

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I. noun
: an establishment in which the employer by agreement hires and retains in employment only union members in good standing except that by some agreements when union members are unavailable the employer may hire nonunion workers provided they apply for union membership or obtain work permits before beginning work — compare maintenance of membership, open shop, union shop
II. noun
: an exclusive group or establishment

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a factory, office, or other business establishment in which union membership is a condition of being hired as well as of continued employment. Cf. open shop.
[1900-05, Amer.]

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closed shop noun
1. An establishment in which only members of a trade union, or of a particular trade union, will be employed
2. The principle or policy implied in such a regulation
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Main Entry:close

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closed shop UK US noun [countable] [singular closed shop plural closed shops]
a business where all the workers must be members of a particular trade union
Thesaurus: labour organizations and their membershyponym

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closed shop,
1. a factory or business that employs only members of labor unions, distinguished from a union shop or an open shop.
2. this system of employment.

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n. a place of work where membership in a union is a condition for being hired and for continued employment. Compare with , union shop
[in sing.] a system whereby such an arrangement applies

the outlawing of the closed shop

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ˌclosed ˈshop [closed shop] noun
a factory, business, etc. in which employees must all be members of a particular ↑trade union
 
Culture:
Closed shops were made illegal in Britain in the 1980s. In the US they were made illegal by the ↑Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, but they became legal again in 1951

support for the closed shop (= the practice of having closed shops)
a closed-shop agreement
note at trade union
.

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