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open shop:

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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open shop

[′ō·pən ¦shäp]
(computer science)
A data-processing-center organization in which individuals from outside the data-processing community are permitted to implement their own solutions to problems.
(industrial engineering)
A shop in which employment is not restricted to members of a labor union.

open shop

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.

open shop

A computing environment that allows users to program and run their own programs. Contrast with closed shop.
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Murphy, a senior vice president with Turner Construction, echoed what Roman said, adding that his company is already feeling pressure from developers to seek out cost savings by turning to open shop contractors for residential projects.
Simulated annealing and genetic algorithms for minimizing mean flow time in an open shop, 48 (7-8), 1279-1293 (2008).
High unemployment and demoralization within the ranks combined with the growth of open shop competition, including the proliferation of double-breasted companies (companies simultaneously operating union and nonunion subsidiaries), to set off a prolonged period of retrenchment that, despite industry recovery, has never really ended.
LaBarbera said that construction trades have awoken to the risks posed by their competitors, and he expects that union labor's increased competitiveness will stunt the growth of the open shop model.
During World War I, Drew relentlessly testified against war board rulings that favored labor, and he was leader of the open shop crusade at its peak in the early 1920s.
Thus, much of the material on the structure and causes of doublebreasting in construction (Chapter 2) is derived from Open Shop Construction Revisited, and the assertion that the proposed legislation would represent a setback for minority contractors is supported by congressional testimony from minority interest groups and not by independent research.
This is especially important because an increasing number of smaller construction jobs employ open shop, or non-union labor.