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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]
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.
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.