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The term "closed shop" is used to signify an establishment employing only members of a labor union.
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open shop[′ō·pən ¦shäp]
A data-processing-center organization in which individuals from outside the data-processing community are permitted to implement their own solutions to problems.
A shop in which employment is not restricted to members of a labor union.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A construction project operating under a work system that does not require membership in a particular union as a condition of employment. Compare with closed shop.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
open shopA computing environment that allows users to program and run their own programs. Contrast with closed shop.
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