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closed shop

[¦klōzd ′shäp]
(computer science)
A data-processing center so organized that only professional programmers and operators have access to the center to meet the needs of users.
(industrial engineering)
An establishment permitting only union members to be employed.

Closed Shop

 

in capitalist countries the demand presented by a trade union to an entrepreneur that the latter hire only members of that particular union. In making these demands, the union often assumes the obligation of supplying the entrepreneur with the labor force needed. Under preferential hiring, which is a variety of the closed shop, the entrepreneur pledges to give preference to members of this union in hiring workers. The demand for the closed shop is resisted by entrepreneurs, whose interest is in weakening the trade unions. In the USA the closed shop is prohibited by the federal Taft-Hartley Act of 1947 as well as by the laws of several states. The closed shop is also prohibited in several provinces of Canada, in Australia, and elsewhere.

closed shop

A construction project operating under a work system that requires membership in a particular union as a necessary condition of employment.

closed shop

An environment in which only data processing staff is allowed access to the computer. Contrast with open shop.
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My suspicion is that the Super League looks like being a closed shop for the first six or seven years until it has become established.
That ride led nowhere and Hooper was back to working on chassis until the team lost its sponsorship and closed shop.
They taught herding classes at this location nearly a decade ago but closed shop after a year in favor of working in their hometown of Bakersfield.
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.
He had to wait ages to get in because he said it was a closed shop, but he did eventually get a job there.
The Spar shop on Chester Road, Flint was targeted after thieves hurled a brick through the window of the closed shop.
Adhunik Industries is seeking at buying beleaguered steel making units, scatted across the eastern region, many of which have closed shop in recent times and many banks that had lend money to these firms have approached Adhunik as well as other financially sound steel makers with takeover proposals
He will tell leading thinktank the Institute for Public Policy Research on Tuesday: "The Civil Service is like a closed shop, with fewer women, fewer ethnic minorities and fewer kids with working-class parents.
The civil service is like a closed shop with fewer women, fewer ethnic minorities and fewer kids with working-class parents.
It's now a pound shop, charity shop or a closed shop.
Cllr Glyn Nightingale was a cabinet member under the Coalition on Redcar & Cleveland Council from 2003 to 2007 when the cabinet was a closed shop, i.
This is surely akin to the recent scandal about Westminster MPs expenses payments and is yet another example of how a closed shop of so-called democratically elected individuals abuses the system by awarding itself payments which have never been approved by the electorate at large.