Definitions for closed shop
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a business establishment in which union membership is a condition of employment.
Origin of closed shop:
a company that hires only union members
a business or industrial establishment whose employees are required to be union members as a precondition to employment
A closed shop is a form of union security agreement under which the employer agrees to hire union members only, and employees must remain members of the union at all times in order to remain employed. International Labour Organization covenants do not address the legality of closed shop provisions, leaving the question up to each individual nation. The legal status of closed shop agreements varies widely from country to country, ranging from bans on the agreement to extensive regulation of the agreement to not mentioning it at all.
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