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see closed shop and open shopclosed shop and open shop.
The term "closed shop" is used to signify an establishment employing only members of a labor union.
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Union Shop


in capitalist countries, an establishment in which the entrepreneur may hire individuals only on condition that they join the union and remain members for the duration of their employment. Maintenance of membership is a variant of the union shop: the hired worker—a union member—pledges not to leave the union for the duration of his employment. The union shop condition is usually included in collective bargaining agreements. Seeking to weaken trade unions, entrepreneurs carry on a struggle against the union shop. In certain countries, for example, the USA, laws prohibiting the union shop have been passed.

union shop

[′yün·yən ′shäp]
(industrial engineering)
An establishment in which union membership is not a requirement for original employment but becomes mandatory after a specified period of time.
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Research indicates that Colorado's job creation since the Great Recession far exceeds both union shop states and right-to-work states.
The record is clear: Right to Work works, while the union shop, which encour-ages productivity-killing work rules and a hate-the-boss work environment, leads to economic stagnation and financial misery.
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In return, the politicians acquiesce to union demands for a union shop and the dues checkoff.
In negotiating several past contracts, the local took what would seem to be a more rigid stance, calling for a union shop, which all PASTA members would be required to join.
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