closed shop
closed shop n: a business in which the employer by agreement hires and retains only union members see also labor management relations act in the important laws section compare open shop, union shop
◇ Closed shops are illegal under the Labor Management Relations Act.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

closed shop
n.
A business in which a collective bargaining agreement requires that all employees be members of a particular union. See also open shop

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


closed shop
A business that hires only union members either by choice or by agreement with the unions, although the Labor-Management Relations Act made closed shops illegal. Compare: union shop
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


closed shop
A shop in which persons are required to join a particular union as a precondition to employment and to remain union members for the duration of their employment.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


closed shop
A shop in which persons are required to join a particular union as a precondition to employment and to remain union members for the duration of their employment.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

closed shop
n.
   a business that will hire only union members by choice or by agreement with the unions, although the Labor-Management Relations Act prohibits closed shop practices which require employees to be union members. A "union shop" is a business in which a majority of the workers have voted to name a union as their certified bargaining agent.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • closed shop — closed shops N COUNT If a factory, shop, or other business is a closed shop, the employees must be members of a particular trade union. ...the trade union which they are required to join under the closed shop agreement …   English dictionary

  • Closed Shop — [ ʃɔp] der; [s], s <aus gleichbed. engl. closed shop, eigtl. »geschlossenes Geschäft«>: 1. Betriebsart eines Rechenzentrums, bei der der Benutzer die Daten anliefert u. die Resultate abholt, jedoch zur Datenverarbeitungsanlage selbst keinen …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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  • closed shop — n a company, factory etc where all the workers must belong to a particular ↑trade union …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • closed shop — noun count a business where all the workers must be members of a particular LABOR UNION …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • closed shop — closed′ shop′ n. a business establishment in which union membership is a condition of employment • Etymology: 1900–05, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • closed shop — ► NOUN ▪ a place of work where all employees must belong to an agreed trade union …   English terms dictionary

  • closed shop — ☆ closed shop n. 1. a factory, business, etc. operating under a contractual arrangement between a labor union and the employer by which only members of the union may be employed 2. this arrangement …   English World dictionary

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