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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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9 One cannot reject the null hypothesis that the closed shop and management recommends categories be lumped together: if entered separately the approximate [[Chi].sup.2](1) statistic testing whether they are different was 0.08 compared to a 5% critical value of 3.84.
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We, the public should decide who or what system we want to operate within Kirklees, not a bunch of councillors who want to keep a closed shop within council.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council recently purchased the Leo's eyesore building and that area of the seafront is a much more pleasant area, likewise in the High Street a closed shop has been purchased.
Representatives from the other clubs, meanwhile, were forced to deny suggestions that the SPL had become a 'closed shop' by not allowing Falkirk in.
Kevin said there were plenty and told the customer to knock on the door of the closed shop, as someone would still be there.
Thieves smashed their way into a closed shop and stole the till.
If they have any power to be effective in solving the problems at large, no matter how dedicated they are, they all seem to sweep with the same brush like a closed shop.